Hilltop Lake

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Hilltop Lake
Location Hilltop, Richmond, California
Coordinates 37°59′10″N122°19′41″W / 37.986°N 122.328°W / 37.986; -122.328 Coordinates: 37°59′10″N122°19′41″W / 37.986°N 122.328°W / 37.986; -122.328
Primary inflows Garrity Creek
Primary outflows Garrity Creek
Basin  countries United States
Settlements Richmond

Hilltop Lake is a lagoon in Richmond, California. [1]

Richmond, California City in California, United States

Richmond is a city in western Contra Costa County, California, United States. The city was incorporated on August 7, 1905. Located in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, Richmond borders the cities of San Pablo, Albany, El Cerrito and Pinole in addition to the unincorporated communities of North Richmond, Hasford Heights, Kensington, El Sobrante, Bayview-Montalvin Manor, Tara Hills, and East Richmond Heights, and for a short distance San Francisco on Red Rock Island in the San Francisco Bay. Richmond is one of two cities, the other being San Rafael, California, that sits on the shores of San Francisco Bay and San Pablo Bay simultaneously.



The lake is fed by Garrity Creek, a small river originating from many springs in the hills east of the Hilltop Green neighborhood in the Hilltop neighborhood. [1] The pond is located within Hilltop Lake Park and is very close to Hilltop Mall. The lake is in the middle of the flow of the creek and the water flows to the marshlands and shoreline of San Pablo Bay. [1] The water body is sometimes confused with Temporary Pond; however, this lagoon lies to the northwest and is fed by a different watershed entirely. [1]

Garrity Creek river in the United States of America

Garrity Creek is a 3.0-mile-long (4.8 km) creek in Richmond, California's Hilltop neighborhood. It runs into San Pablo Bay. It is sometimes called Hilltop Creek.

Hilltop Green or "The Green"is a neighborhood in Richmond, California bordering the city of Pinole, the census-designated place of El Sobrante, the neighborhood of Hilltop, and Hilltop Mall.

Hilltop Lake Park, United States, is a city of Richmond, California park in the San Francisco Bay Area situated at Richmond Parkway and Lakeside Drive in the Hilltop neighborhood. The park encompasses Hilltop Lake and several tributaries of Garrity Creek, a grasslands covered canyon. It is located between housing and Hilltop Mall Shopping Center and is a small pristine area surrounded by otherwise developed urban and suburban areas consisting of waterfowl and wildlife wetlands habitat. The park has 35 acres and the city is trying to further develop the park with a small visitor center, pier in the lake, trails, and accessibility with the surrounding area including the Richmond-Hilltop Y.M.C.A..

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  1. 1 2 3 4 Rheem Creek Watershed Map Archived 2011-07-23 at the Wayback Machine ., Museum of California, access date 12-02-2009