Rock Creek, CA
Due the nature of gravity, erosion and heavy rocks, creek beds tend to be rocky ravines near mountains – which collect rocks as they slide downhill. Creeks work as water drainage off the mountains. Inside California we have plenty of mountain ranges and plenty of movement, as the Pacific tectonic plate plows into North America.
How many Rock Creeks are inside the golden state of California? Heck, I dunno. Let’s try to find them all.
Probably the best known, is the one near Mammoth Lakes, CA
Rock Creek @ Mammoth
Rock Creek Road, Eastern Sierra
Inyo National Forest
ROCK CREEK LAKE
CAMPGROUND (9600? elev w/ 66 sites)
GROUP CAMPGROUND (reservations required)
Toms Place, CA
Off Road Gold Country, Sierra foothills
How can we forget the creek camping & trail access south of Shaver?
Shaver Lake, Sierra National Forest
Feather River Canyon
Rock Creek, Highway 70
North fork Feather River
Large feeder creek from the north side on California SR 70, in Plumas National Forest. Located in the paved railroad canyon known as Feather River Canyon.
Sugar Loaf Mountain elev 3553′
plus Tobin Ridge line each side of Rock Creek as it descends the mountain tops. The junction where the creek meets the big river is just south of Bucks Creek Power Station @ STORRIE, CA. Overall location is half way in between OROVILLE, CA and QUINCY, CA
But wait, we have Campgrounds that are named Rock Creek too.
Rock Creek Campground – US Hwy 101 NorCal Redwood forests, north of Leggett, CA. Camp located on the Eel River, in the Standish Hickey State Recreation Area. (36 camp sites)
Also ROCK LAKE is located inside Lakes Basin Recreation Area, northern Gold Country @ Yuba River headwaters. Hike-in access only.
Similarly named ROCK FRONT RANCH is 4×4 trails & 4WD camping area. Off Highway 166, west of the city of Santa Maria on the Central Coast of Cali.