Mud Creek is a tributary of the Sacramento River. Tributaries to it include Maple Creek, Cave Creek (to the north), and Sycamore Creek. The Maidu Tribe used to inhabit the areas surrounding Mud Creek and in Mud Creek Canyon1


1. Louise Chapla, Patricia. 1973. Richardson Springs: A History. Butte County Historical Society Diggin's 18, no. 1: 3-20.