Did you know that the average person drinks one quart of water per hour while hiking on a hot day? It's important to plan ahead and bring plenty of water whenever you plan on being outside in order to avoid dehydration. While you may use the water fountains during the warmer months in some of the developed areas of the Park, you'll need to plan ahead if you will be spending any time on a trail or in the backcountry, or if you plan on visiting the Park in the winter. Although the Park may have natural sources of clean, potable water, most springs and water sources along the trails are unprotected and susceptible to contamination. For this reason, all water should be purified before drinking it, with the exception of developed water fountains and marked water spigots within the Park.
Last updated: July 29, 2020