kids encyclopedia robot

Big Creek (Lane County, Oregon) facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Big Creek
BigCreekBridge.jpg
The creek flows under Big Creek Bridge and enters the ocean north of Heceta Head.
Country United States
State Oregon
County Lane
Physical characteristics
Main source Saddle Mountain Spring
Central Oregon Coast Range, Siuslaw National Forest
2,095 ft (639 m)
River mouth Pacific Ocean
north of Heceta Head
52 ft (16 m)

Big Creek is a stream that enters the Pacific Ocean along the coast of Lane County in the U.S. state of Oregon. Beginning at Saddle Mountain Spring in the Central Oregon Coast Range, it flows generally west through the Siuslaw National Forest to the ocean north of Heceta Head. Near its mouth, it passes under Big Creek Bridge, which carries U.S. Route 101.

The creek's two named tributaries are Panther Creek and, further downstream, Fryingpan Creek. Upstream of Panther Creek is the Big Creek Campground, a Lane County park with four sites for tents. Amenities include toilets but no drinking water, and the campground provides access to fishing, hiking, and hunting.

kids search engine
Big Creek (Lane County, Oregon) Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.