Del Puerto Creek

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Del Puerto Creek (Arroyo de La Puerta)
Arroyo del Puerto, Puerto Creek
Name origin: Spanish
Country United States
State California
Region Stanislaus County
Part of San Joaquin River
 - elevation 2,750 ft (838 m)
 - coordinates 37°23′50″N 121°27′26″W / 37.39722°N 121.45722°W / 37.39722; -121.45722 [1]
Mouth mouth
 - elevation 30 ft (9 m) [1]
 - coordinates 37°32′29″N 121°06′56″W / 37.54139°N 121.11556°W / 37.54139; -121.11556Coordinates: 37°32′29″N 121°06′56″W / 37.54139°N 121.11556°W / 37.54139; -121.11556 [1]

Del Puerto Creek, originally Arroyo de La Puerta (Creek of the Door) is a tributary of the San Joaquin River draining eastern slopes of part of the Diablo Range within the Central Valley of California, USA. The Creek enters the San Joaquin River, about 2 1/2 miles southeast of Grayson, California in Stanislaus County.[2][3]


Arroyo de La Puerta was a watering place on El Camino Viejo named for the narrow exit a "Puerta" or Door, where the creek emerged from the La Puerta Canyon into the San Joaquin Valley. It provided the southern boundary of Rancho Pescadero (Grimes) and the northern boundary of Rancho Del Puerto.[4]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Del Puerto Creek
  2. ^ Map of San Joaquin River basin tributaries accessed November 1, 2011
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed October 31, 2011
  4. ^ Ogden Hoffman, 1862, Reports of Land Cases Determined in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Numa Hubert, San Francisco

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