Black Rock, Mill Creek» Mill Creek Areas of interest

Upper Mill Creek

The headwaters of Mill Creek are in Lassen National Park, on the volcanically active southern slopes of Lassen Peak.

Fed by a mixture of hot and cold springs as well as snowmelt, it gathers volume as it tumbles downhill first through deep pine forest before emerging onto open ranchland near Child’s Meadow. There it crosses under Highway 36 and continues southeast into the Ishi Wilderness Area and soon enters steep-sided Mill Creek Canyon.