Update: As of March 1, 2016, there is a parking reservation system for Fossil Creek from May 1 to October 1 of the year, also known as high season. Given the popularity of this beautiful area, this could be a positive development. As far as I know, part of the road from Strawberry is still closed.
Less than two hours away from Phoenix is a desert oasis called Fossil Creek.
|This is where the rattlesnake was hiding. It’s in there somewhere. …|
- Wet wipes and toilet paper. I never trust the portable toilets to have toilet paper. Hand sanitizer is always handy.
- Be sure to pack some bug spray because gnats are ridiculously abundant, especially close to the water.
- Water shoes.
- Leashes and booties for your dogs.
- Plenty of water.
- Trash bags.
- First-aid kit.