San Luis Rey River facts for kids
|San Luis Rey River|
River mouth from North Coast Hwy bridge.
|Main source||Lake Henshaw reservoir
Confluence of West Fork San Luis Rey River and Buena Vista Creek, Cleveland National Forest, San Diego County
2,627 ft (801 m)
|River mouth||Pacific Ocean
Oceanside, San Diego County
0 ft (0 m)
|Length||69 mi (111 km), East-west|
|Basin size||557 sq mi (1,440 km2)|
The San Luis Rey River is a river in the southern part of the U.S. state of California. It begins in the Cleveland National Forest, near a mountain called Palomar Mountain, in several forks. It flows south into a reservoir, called Lake Henshaw. It then turns west and flows to its mouth at the Pacific Ocean. Altogether, it is about 55 miles (89 km) long. Its watershed covers an area of 562 square miles. The lower part of the river is polluted, but the water in the upper part of the river can be used for drinking water.
North along coast
South along coast
- San Diego River
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