Bear Creek (Sonoma Creek)

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For other Bear Creeks in California, see Bear Creek.
Bear Creek
Country United States
State California
Region Sonoma County
 - location 4 mi (6 km) southwest of St. Helena, California
 - coordinates 38°27′53″N 122°30′22″W / 38.46472°N 122.50611°W / 38.46472; -122.50611 [1]
Mouth Sonoma Creek
 - location 2 mi (3 km) northeast of Kenwood, California
 - elevation 643 ft (196 m) [1]
 - coordinates 38°26′35″N 122°31′56″W / 38.44306°N 122.53222°W / 38.44306; -122.53222Coordinates: 38°26′35″N 122°31′56″W / 38.44306°N 122.53222°W / 38.44306; -122.53222 [1]
Length 2.8 mi (5 km)

Bear Creek is a 2.8-mile-long (4.5 km)[2] stream in eastern Sonoma County, California, United States, a tributary of Sonoma Creek.


The stream originates near the Sonoma-Napa county line, about 0.6 miles (1.0 km) north of the northern Bald Mountain summit. It descends first to the west and then to the south, emptying into Sonoma Creek just west of Sugarloaf Ridge State Park.

Habitat and pollution[edit]

As of 2000, Bear Creek supported steelhead trout.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bear Creek
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed March 10, 2011
  3. ^ Cox, Bill (2000). "Major Streams in Sonoma County" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-12-04.