Little River (Mendocino County)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Little River
LittleRiverBeach.jpg
The mouth of the Little River, in Van Damme State Park
Location
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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