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Little Sur River

Hwy 1, Big Sur, CA 93923

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The Little Sur River and its South Fork tributary comprise a 25.4 miles long river on the Central Coast of California. They drain a watershed of about 40 square miles of the Big Sur area, a thinly settled region of the Central California coast where the Santa Lucia Mountains rise abruptly from the Pacific Ocean. The South Fork and the North Fork both have their headwaters in the Ventana Wilderness, straddling Pico Blanco mountain. The forks converge about 2 miles before the river empties into the Pacific Ocean. The river's steep canyons and high chaparral-covered ridges are host to a number of rare species including the Santa Lucia Fir, Dudley's lousewort, and virgin stands of old-growth redwood.

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