Parks Creek is one of the most important tributaries to the Shasta River. It originates in the Eddys and tumbles down steep forested slopes to the south west edge of the Shasta Valley.
Conservation and restoration projects here are key to the survival of salmon species and some might say agriculture in the area. Fencing, alternative stockwater, riparian planting, irrigation upgrades of all kinds have been implemented by local private landowners to address these important resource concerns.
Parks Creek Fish Passage, seen here, is one of the critical instream projects completed in 2020 by the SVRCD. It allows fish safe passage to upstream areas with cool water for an additional five miles.
Parks Creek has a wide and gravelly flood plain. Cobble and gravel deposits over time make fencing and planting challenging and somewhat temporary.