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Waddell Creek
Big Basin State Park, in the Santa Cruz Mountains, California

Waddell Creek runs through the western part of Big Basin Redwoods State Park to the coast at Rancho del Oso (between Ano Nuevo and Davenport). The Skyline to the Sea Trail runs along the west fork through a state-designated wilderness area. Berry Creek Falls, Golden Falls, and Silver Falls are located on a tributary.

Rancho del Oso - Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Wikipedia: Waddell Creek

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Marsh at Waddell Creek

Marsh at Waddell Creek

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

Big Basin Redwoods State Park, California

Date photographed: August 27, 2015
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Rancho del Oso on Waddell Creek

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.

Big Basin Redwoods State Park, California

Date photographed: August 27, 2015
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Torreya in the redwood forest

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.

Big Basin Redwoods State Park, California

Date photographed: August 27, 2015
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Fields on lower Waddell Creek

Fields on lower Waddell Creek

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

Big Basin Redwoods State Park, California

Date photographed: August 27, 2015
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Redwood forest on lower Waddell Creek

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

Date photographed: August 27, 2015
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Riparian forest along Waddell Creek

Riparian forest along Waddell Creek

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

Big Basin Redwoods State Park, California

Date photographed: August 27, 2015
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