August 27, 2015

Butano State Park, Waddell Creek


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Campground at Butano

For many people the secluded Ben Ries Campground is the high point of a visit to Butano.

Butano State Park, California

August 27, 2015
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coordinates: 37.2094 N -122.3291 W
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Dam on Little Butano Creek

A small dam on Little Butano Creek diverts water into a wooden flume that leads to irrigated vegetable fields outside the park.

Butano State Park, California

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Dam on Little Butano Creek

Diversion dam on Little Butano Creek.

Butano State Park, California

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Lush redwoods on Little Butano Creek

Though the park area was completely clearcut in the early twentieth century, the second-growth redwood forest is once again beautiful.

Butano State Park, California

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Marsh at Waddell Creek

Just behind the beach Waddell Creek backs up to form a freshwater marsh.

Big Basin Redwoods State Park, California

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coordinates: 37.0976 N -122.2794 W
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Redwood forest on lower Waddell Creek

After leaving the agricultural area the road up Waddell Creek enters redwood forest, second growth but with a few gnarled older trees.

Big Basin Redwoods State Park, California

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Riparian forest along Waddell Creek

Most of the lower part of Waddell Creek is lined with riparian forest of red alder and willows.

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coordinates: 37.14 N -122.2701 W
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Torreya in the redwood forest

Rare California nutmegs, also called Torreya, grow in the redwood forest along Waddell Creek. The largest tree of this species has been found nearby.

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Waddell Creek trail

Torreya trees on the Waddell Creek trail.

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Coordinates: 37.1222 N -122.2668 W
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Fields on lower Waddell Creek

Fields of vegetables and flowers line the lower stretrches of Waddell Creek.

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Coordinates: 37.1072 N -122.2737 W
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Rancho del Oso on Waddell Creek

Historic Rancho del Oso is the site of a ranger station for the coastal portion of Big Basin State Park.

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