Little River (Mendocino County)

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Little River
The mouth of the Little River, in Van Damme State Park
Country United States
State California
Region Mendocino County
Source Mathison Peak
 - location 5 miles (8 km) east of Little River, California
 - coordinates 39°16′16″N 123°41′57″W / 39.27111°N 123.69917°W / 39.27111; -123.69917 [1]
Mouth Pacific Ocean
 - location Little River, California
 - elevation 0 ft (0 m)
 - coordinates 39°16′27″N 123°47′29″W / 39.27417°N 123.79139°W / 39.27417; -123.79139Coordinates: 39°16′27″N 123°47′29″W / 39.27417°N 123.79139°W / 39.27417; -123.79139 [1]

Little River (Wiyot: p'lèt kacamale "rocks-small" [2]) is a 5.8-mile-long (9.3 km)[3] westward-flowing stream in Mendocino County, California which empties into the Pacific Ocean in Van Damme State Park near the town of Little River, California. Big River enters the Pacific about 2 miles (3 km) farther north.

Tributaries include Laguna Creek, North Fork Little River, Two Log Creek, Russell Brook, and Rice Creek.

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  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Little River
  2. ^ Kroeber. "Wiyot. Languages North of San Francisco". University of California Publications in Am. Arch. and Etho. 9. Retrieved 2012-07-07. 
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed March 9, 2011