Water at Fish Creek

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    • #4248

      Looking to camp at Fish Creek in a week and checking to see if likely there will be water still. Thanks!

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      Hikin Jim

      I was there Memorial Day weekend, and there should be water.  Maybe there won’t be water right at camp (although I wouldn’t be surprised if there were), but there are two good water sources in the general vicinity of camp.

      Topo map link of camp area:  https://caltopo.com/m/DBRS

      1.  About 0.4 mi up the trail from camp, the trail crosses the W Fork of Fish Creek.  Water is usually available here in even in late season (although in some years, it’s just damp mud in late season).

      2.  It won’t be this time of year (June 8 as I write this), but if source #1 were dry, about a mile back down the trail, the trail crosses the Middle Fork of Fish Creek.  This is the most reliable water in the area.  I have never seen this completely dry even in multi-year droughts.

      Hope that helps,


    • #4253

      Thanks, HJ! Love your posts, BTW, very helpful.


    • #4251

      Are you talking about Fish Creek Camp or Fish Creek Saddle?

      If FC Camp- I was just there about a week ago.  There was plenty of water in the creek/ stream either above or slightly below the camp areas (see my post for a map of the lower water source).

      Trail report:  https://sgwa.org/forums/topic/fish-creek-camp-5-29-2020/

      If FC Saddle, there was water about .25 miles down on the right side of the valley/ drainage when we were there a few weeks ago.  Otherwise, you could walk the 1 mile or so down to Lodgepole Spring where there was also water.

      My trail report from then: https://sgwa.org/forums/topic/fish-creek-trailhead-to-fish-creek-saddle-5-15-16/

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