Winter Creek at Swanton Road. Notice the flood control device for the rainy season.

Winter Creek is about 1.14 miles total length. It is considered a sub-watershed of the Scotts Creek Watershed. because it connects to Scott Creek. (Sometimes called Scotts Creek.) Winter Creek is dry most of the year. Winter Creek is located in the northern part of Santa Cruz County in the Swanton area.


Winter Creek is a common name for streams in the United States. The name is often applied to streams that are active only during winter. Winter Creek in Santa Cruz, fits that description. Winter Creek might be the location for Enos Gulch that has appeared on a few older maps of the area.


There is a fire station near Winter Creek at 240 Swanton Road. The area is residential and farmland.


Swanton Road crosses Winter Creek. There is no public transportation to the area.


USGA map for Winter Creek.

ID County Latitude Longitude Ele(ft) Map Entry Date
Winter Creek Santa Cruz 370327N 1221336W 30 Davenport 19-JAN-81

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Lakes & Streams Swanton Road Scott Creek :Watershed that includes Winter Creek.