Fossil Creek, Fossil Springs and Stehr Lake: Camping, Campfires, Glass

Two Forest Orders are in effect from October 2 to March 31 prohibiting camping, campfires, and glass containers in the Fossil Creek Wild & Scenic River Area (which includes Fossil Springs). Violators of these orders will be subject to citations and fines.

Key Points

  • Fossil Creek Wild & Scenic River Area dowstream of the dam and upstream of Fossil Creek Bridge is day use only. Camping and overnight use of this area is prohibited. Camping within 100 feet of the creek is prohibited.
  • Glass containers are prohibited in the entire Fossil Creek area.
  • Campfires are prohibited in the Fossil Creek and Stehr Lake areas.


Official Documents

View the official documents linked below for maps, descriptions, and full details of these prohibitions and restrictions.


More Information

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