San Luis Obispo Creek

San Luis Obispo County, California.

San Luis Obispo Creek midpoint in San Luis Obispo, California.

San Luis Obispo Creek ends in Avila Beach, California.

7 feet (2 meters)

17.77 miles long (28.60 kilometers)

51140.48 miles (82302.64 sq kilometers)

About The San Luis Obispo Creek

About San Luis Obispo Creek, CA

San Luis Obispo Creek is an 18-mile stream located in San Luis Obispo County, California. It stretches from the base of Cuesta Grade to the ocean at Avila Bay. It begins in the Santa Lucia Mountains and has six major tributaries, namely Stenner Creek, Laguna Lake, Prefumo Creek, Davenport Creek, See Canyon, and East Branch San Luis Obispo Creek. Its watershed covers approximately 84 square miles and 11 percent of it is urbanized, mostly located in the city of San Luis Obispo. The stream is located east of Port Hartford and 6 miles away from Pismo Beach.

With portions of the creek running beneath businesses, shops, and the streets of San Luis Obispo, the San Luis Obispo Creek Walk was established. It is located near the Higuera and Nipomo Streets, with the San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum nearby. Besides being a tourist attraction, the creek also serves a lot of functions for the residents within the vicinity. It is an obstacle-free water conduit, a medium of controlling the water quality, and it is also a source of irrigation water. While exploring the area, don’t forget that you are also in America’s Happiest City—so don’t hesitate to seek more unique tourist spots out here. 

San Luis Obispo Creek Fishing Description