Backcountry Preparation and Safety
For Your Safety
Knowledge and preparation can increase your comfort level and reduce your chances of injury. Remember, you are ultimately responsible for your own safety.
There are no reliable water sources in the backcountry. To insure you have enough water for drinking and cooking, please carry one gallon per person per day (water weighs approximately 8 lbs. per gallon). Water faucets are located at every visitor center. Carry additional water for your vehicle.
Protect Yourself from the Sun
Too much sun can be dangerous; take heat safety seriously. For more information visit the sun safety page.
Last updated: February 4, 2019