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Del Puerto Creek
Native name Arroyo de La Puerta
Other name(s) Arroyo del Puerto, Puerto Creek
Country United States
State California
Region Stanislaus County
Physical characteristics
Main source 2,750 ft (840 m)
37°23′50″N 121°27′26″W / 37.39722°N 121.45722°W / 37.39722; -121.45722
River mouth mouth
in Stanislaus County
30 ft (9.1 m)
37°32′29″N 121°06′56″W / 37.54139°N 121.11556°W / 37.54139; -121.11556
Basin features
River system San Joaquin River

Del Puerto Creek, originally Arroyo de La Puerta (Creek of the Door) is a tributary of the San Joaquin River draining eastern slopes of part of the Diablo Range within the Central Valley of California, United States. The Creek enters the San Joaquin River, about 2 1/2 miles southeast of Grayson, California in Stanislaus County.


Arroyo de La Puerta was a watering place on El Camino Viejo named for the narrow exit a "Puerta" or Door, where the creek emerged from the La Puerta Canyon into the San Joaquin Valley. It provided the southern boundary of Rancho Pescadero (Grimes) and the northern boundary of Rancho Del Puerto.

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