creek recreation includes fishing, hiking, kayaking, rafting, tubing, gold panning, and finding swimming holes.
People love secluded lakes inside alpine mountains, well away from the city. Folks also love rivers and creeks - of all sizes. Most all of the California National Forest have recreation creeks running thru them. SoCal would be seasonal creeks - which means it often dry up annually, or goes underground.
In the golden west, the desert's dryness reigns, and some smaller creeks are 'seasonal' and tend to dry up every year. The flow stops completely and you are bummed, cuz your hike isn't what you had hoped it would be. There are only a select few creeks for camping in Southern California. Drought conditions are often. Call ahead, ask the field ranger about your creek destination.
The best streams & creeks are located in the higher elevation mountains. If you are seeking that hidden creek with a forest to hike or bike in, or a new fly fishing spot, you can easily find it here on Total Escape. The Sierra Nevada mountains & the NorCal region are the places for real water flow in California.
SoCal creek recreation can be found near these destinations:
DAVY BROWN Campground
Central Coast Creeks to find & explore -
BIG SUR State Park
CENTRAL COAST REDWOODS
JULIA PFEIFFER BURNS State Park
LIMEKILN State Park
NACIMIENTO CREEK, Big Sur
awesome Sierra Nevada creek areas -
BIG MEADOWS RD, Sequoia
BISHOP CREEK, Aspendell
GREEN CREEK, Bridgeport
JUNE LAKE LOOP
MOUNTAIN HOME PARK
PINE CREEK, Eastern Sierra
ROCK CREEK, Eastern Sierra
ROCK CREEK, Shaver Lake
a few ultimate NorCal favorites -
GOLD LAKE California
HAT CREEK, Lassen
LOST COAST, Kings Range