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Bubbs Creek
Kings River watershed.png
Map of the Kings River drainage basin. Bubbs Creek joins the South Fork at right.
Country United States
State California
Physical characteristics
Main source Near Junction Pass
Sierra Nevada
13,012 ft (3,966 m)
36°41′47″N 118°21′02″W / 36.69639°N 118.35056°W / 36.69639; -118.35056
River mouth South Fork Kings River
above Kanawyers
5,125 ft (1,562 m)
36°47′22″N 118°33′03″W / 36.78944°N 118.55083°W / 36.78944; -118.55083
Length 16.4 mi (26.4 km)
Basin features
Basin size 69.5 sq mi (180 km2)
  • Left:
    East Creek
  • Right:
    Charlotte Creek

Bubbs Creek is a 16.4-mile (26.4 km)-long tributary of the South Fork Kings River in the Sierra Nevada of California, within Kings Canyon National Park.

The creek originates near Junction Pass (east of Forester Pass), in northeastern Tulare County. It flows north through a chain of lakes and enters Fresno County, where it turns west, flowing in a deep glacial canyon. It joins the South Fork Kings River at the eastern end of Kings Canyon.

The Pacific Crest Trail follows Bubbs Creek from Forester Pass as far as Vidette Creek, and the Bubbs Creek Trail follows the creek downstream of that point into Kings Canyon.

Bubbs Creek is named for John Bubbs, a prospector who crossed into the drainage from Owens Valley via Kearsarge Pass in 1864.

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