About the Creek and Its Watershed

Wolf Creek flows approximately 25 miles from its sources in the hills east of Grass Valley, California, to its confluence with the Bear River, forming a watershed approximately 78 square miles in area. Wolf Creek's tributaries include South Wolf Creek, South Fork Wolf Creek, Little Wolf Creek, and Rattlesnake Creek. The watersed encompasses 13 distinct plant communities. It is home to more than 20,000 people, a large proportion of them in the city of Grass Valley. The watershed of Deer Creek lies to the north and west, the watershed of the Bear River to the east and south, and the watershed of Dry Creek to the west.

Wolf Creek in unusual and special in a number of ways:

To learn more about the Wolf Creek watershed, consult any of the following resources: