Little River (Mendocino County)

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Little River
The mouth of the Little River, in Van Damme State Park
CountryUnited States
RegionMendocino County
Physical characteristics
SourceMathison Peak
 ⁃ location5 miles (8 km) east of Little River, California
 ⁃ coordinates39°16′16″N 123°41′57″W / 39.27111°N 123.69917°W / 39.27111; -123.69917[1]
MouthPacific Ocean
 ⁃ location
Little River, California
 ⁃ 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]
 ⁃ elevation
0 ft (0 m)

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 Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed March 9, 2011