Walker Creek (Marin County, California)

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Coordinates: 38°12′30″N 122°55′49″W / 38.20833°N 122.93028°W / 38.20833; -122.93028
Walker Creek
stream
Country United States
State California
Region Marin County
District West Marin
Tributaries
 - left Frink Canyon, Verde Canyon
 - right Keys Creek, Chileno Creek
Primary source Arroyo Sausal
 - coordinates 38°5′52″N 122°41′16″W / 38.09778°N 122.68778°W / 38.09778; -122.68778 [1]
Secondary source Salmon Creek
 - coordinates 38°10′7″N 122°42′5″W / 38.16861°N 122.70139°W / 38.16861; -122.70139 [2]
Source confluence confluence
 - elevation 200 ft (61 m) [2]
 - coordinates 38°9′42″N 122°46′53″W / 38.16167°N 122.78139°W / 38.16167; -122.78139 [3]
Mouth Tomales Bay
 - location south of Preston Point
 - elevation 0 ft (0 m)
 - coordinates 38°12′30″N 122°55′49″W / 38.20833°N 122.93028°W / 38.20833; -122.93028 [3]
Length 18.5 mi (30 km) [3]

Walker Creek is a northwest-flowing stream in western Marin County, California, United States. It originates at the confluence of Salmon Creek and Arroyo Sausal and empties into Tomales Bay south of Dillon Beach, California.

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Soulajule Reservoir is located on the Arroyo Sausal branch of this stream.

From the confluence of Arroyo Sausal and Salmon Creek, Walker Creek descends to the northwest, paralleling Marshall-Petaluma Road as it curves westward. At the mouth of Verde Canyon, the creek crosses under the road and turns northwest, passing the mouth of Frink Canyon to a confluence with Chileno Creek. From there, it meanders westward, passing south of the town of Tomales, California. It crosses under State Route 1 at milepost 44.45 and is immediately joined by Keys Creek, entering from the north. Walker Creek continues southward along the highway to enter Tomales Bay just east of Preston Point.

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