Map with Creeks Conditions
Available water could be a flowing spring oasis, a mud hole, or a stagnant pool. Don't rely on a single observation about water availability; consider alternate water sources as a backup. Take into consideration the timeliness of the observation. Consider recent weather conditions. Would water conditions be improving (due to rainfall) or getting worse (during hot weather) since the last reported observation? Water conditions can change quickly.
After heavy rains many creeks are uncrossable.
Use extreme care when crossing creeks.
By late spring most of the creeks are reduced to isolated pools.
On long hikes, be sure to take plenty of water.
On warm days, take more water than you think you'll need.
Consider recent weather conditions.
Don't rely on one observation about water availability.
Check with park staff for the latest information.
Consider alternate water sources as a backup.
Purify all backcountry water that you intend to consume.
Even when purified, consume at your own risk.
Bury human waste and wash dishes at least 100 feet from streams, lakes, and springs.
Water observations are collected by park staff, park volunteers and park visitors.
Dates are highlighted if information is more than 90 days old.
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