Map with Springs 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.
The flow from springs varies throughout the year.
Not all springs shown on the park map are developed.
Many springs have troughs to make access easier for horses.
Water level indicates the trough's relative percentage of being full.
Some springs may flow only during the night.
Water conditions can change quickly.
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.
Have an update on water resources for us?
Send an email with details to: email@example.com. If including a photo/photo link please include a release statement if you'd like the photo to be posted here.