Distance from HQ: 1.6 miles
Elevation gain/loss: +500/-630 feet
Camp elevation: 2,500 feet
Picnic table: yes
Water: nearest water source is at Frog Lake.
Number of sites: 1, for groups of 1-8 people.
Probably the most popular destination within 2 miles of headquarters, this spring-fed former cattle pond of the old ranching days offers a pleasant, shady place to relax and enjoy nature.
The pond is home to a few frogs and the fish are often hard to catch due to floating vegetation, but the one-acre pond is quiet and peaceful, a good place for watching acorn woodpeckers and other birds. The 1 backpacking site is along Hobbs Road near the outhouse.