Greenwood Creek


Greenwood Creek drains a largely forested watershed of 16,000 acres from Philo to the Pacific Ocean at the town of Elk. On the grassy ridgetops of this basin winegrapes were first planted in by Italian immigrants but with Prohibition and a series of extreme frosts, most vineyards were wiped out by the 1940s. Greenwood Creek supports steelhead trout and Coho salmon.