Fossil Creek - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Fossil Creek
Fossil Creek is a perennial stream accessed by forest roads near the community of Camp Verde in the U.S. state of Arizona. It is one of only two streams in Arizona included in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. The creek and its riparian corridor provide habitat for a wide variety of flora and fauna, some listed as endangered or otherwise imperiled.
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Attractions Near Fossil Creek
Strawberry School House - One Room
1.33km from Fossil Creek
The Strawberry Schoolhouse is a historic one-room school building located in northwestern Gila County, Arizona, in the small mountain community of Strawberry. Built of pine logs in 1885, the Strawberry Schoolhouse is reputed to be the "oldest standing schoolhouse in Arizona" and now functions as a fully restored local history museum, complete with a late-19th century classroom exhibit.
5.12km from Fossil Creek
The Pine-Strawberry Museum in Pine, Arizona, was opened in 1979 for the purpose of displaying artifacts related to the prehistory and history of Pine and its twin among the pines, Strawberry. Much of what is displayed in the Pine-Strawberry Museum today is in tribute to the dedication and hard work of their founding families.The museum relocated to its current location in 1990 from a single room in the Isabelle Hunt Memorial Public Library in Pine.
5.2km from Fossil Creek
Pine Canyon is a 1.2 mile trail through Fishlake National Forest. It can be accessed by foot, bicycle, and horse. It is one of the iconic attraction with natural beauty and also there are so many other things to see and do.
Fossil Springs Wilderness
5.77km from Fossil Creek
Fossil Springs Wilderness is an 11,550-acre wilderness area within the Coconino National Forest in the U.S. state of Arizona. It is at the bottom of a steep canyon at the edge of the Colorado Plateau, just south of the Mogollon Rim. Here, water emerges at the surface at the rate of about 2,700 cubic feet per minute. It also creates a haven for abundant wildlife, including elk, deer, javelina, coyote, skunk, racoon, ring-tailed cat, fox, mountain lion, black bear and more than 100 bird species.
Fossil Springs wilderness
5.79km from Fossil Creek
Fossil Springs Wilderness is an 11,550-acre wilderness area within the Coconino National Forest in the U.S. state of Arizona. It is at the bottom of a steep canyon at the edge of the Colorado Plateau, just south of the Mogollon Rim. Here, water emerges at the surface at the rate of about 2,700 cubic feet per minute. The perennial water supply supports one of the most diverse riparian ecosystems in the state, with more than 30 species of trees set among native desert shrub.
Waterfall Trail on Fossil Creek
9.69km from Fossil Creek
Waterfall Trail is the most popular area at Fossil Creek. The one-mile trail follows the creek to a natural waterfall, where crowds spend the day swimming. This rewarding hike showcases the beauty Fossil Creek has to offer. However, swimming and cliff diving near the waterfall is extremely dangerous, and has led to several drowning deaths and severe injuries. Fossil Creek offers miles of gorgeous water features and secluded, crystal clear swimming holes
Discover More Attractions in Gila County, Home of Fossil Creek
Gila County is in the central part of the U.S. state of Arizona. Gila County is full of opportunities to come to play. Whether you want to go camping, boating, horseback riding, fishing, hiking, hunting, or just exploring, our wide-open spaces and area attractions make Gila County the perfect get-away spot.