|Name origin: Wappo language|
|- left||Redwood Creek, Franz Creek|
|Primary source||McDonnell Creek|
|- location||Pine Mountain, 12 mi (20 km) northeast of Healdsburg, California|
|- elevation||3,360 ft (1,024 m)|
|Secondary source||Briggs Creek|
|- location||north shoulder of Mount Saint Helena|
|- elevation||2,630 ft (802 m)|
|- location||8 mi (10 km) northeast of Healdsburg, California|
|- elevation||300 ft (91 m)|
|- location||4 mi (6 km) east of Healdsburg, California|
|- elevation||141 ft (43 m) |
|Length||8 mi (13 km) from confluence to mouth|
Maacama Creek begins at the confluence of McDonnell Creek and Briggs Creek near Peter Hill in the Mayacamas Mountains. From there, it flows south, paralleling Briggs Ranch Road almost to State Route 128, where it turns westward. It parallels the highway for about 0.7 miles (1.1 km) before passing under to meet Redwood Creek. Upon entering the Alexander Valley, it turns southward again and parallels Chalk Hill Road until it meets Franz Creek. It then flows west another 0.7 miles (1.1 km) to enter the Russian River about 4 miles (6 km) east of Healdsburg.
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Habitat and pollution
As of 2000, Maacama Creek and all its major tributaries all supported steelhead trout. Franz Creek also harbored California freshwater shrimp, and Redwood Creek and Maacama Creek hosted coho salmon.
Two bridges span Maacama Creek: The Chalk Hill Road bridge is a 170-foot (52 m) concrete arch built in 1915, and State Route 128 crosses the creek at milepost 17.25 on a 147-foot (45 m) concrete continuous tee beam built in 1931.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: McDonnell Creek
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Briggs Creek
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Maacama Creek
- U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed March 9, 2011
- Cox, Bill (2000). "Major Streams in Sonoma County". Retrieved 2007-12-04.
- "National Bridge Inventory Database".