San Juan Creek facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsSan Juan Creek
Hikers ford San Juan Creek below the hot springs, February 2008.
Map of the San Juan Creek watershed
|Other name(s)||San Juan River|
|Region||Orange County, Riverside County|
|Main source||head of San Juan Canyon, at the confluence of Morrell Canyon Creek with Bear Canyon Creek, Santa Ana Mountains
1,690 ft (520 m)
|River mouth||San Juan Lagoon, Doheny State Beach, Dana Point
0 ft (0 m)
|Length||29 mi (47 km)|
|Basin size||133.9 sq mi (347 km2)|
San Juan Creek is a small river in Orange County, California, about 27 miles (43 km) long. Its watershed occupies 133.9 square miles (357 square kilometers). It begins in the Santa Ana Mountains, and ends, after a journey winding west and south, in the Pacific Ocean in Dana Point.
Its biggest tributary, Trabuco Creek or Arroyo Trabuco, is about 21 miles (34 km) long, flowing south from the Santa Ana Mountains into San Juan Creek. Oso Creek is a smaller tributary to Trabuco Creek, but has a lot of water in it the entire year.
North along coast
South along coast
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