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Grand Canyon's water supply comes from Roaring Springs, a natural spring located approximately 3,500 feet below the North Rim. Water is delivered via an aging pipeline that suffers multiple breaks a year. When the pipeline breaks, water stops flowing to the North and South Rims and sites along the way. Although large storage tanks provide ample water to rim locations, while the pipeline is being repaired water may or may not be available below the rim in the cross-canyon Corridor. Please remember, when hiking below the rim a method to treat water must always be part of your hiking gear.
The list below shows if water is on or off (if the pipeline is undergoing repairs water may be off temporarily)
North Kaibab Trailhead: water OFF
Supai Tunnel: water OFF
Roaring Springs Day Use Area: water ON
Manzanita Rest Area: water ON
Cottonwood Campground: water OFF
Bright Angel Campground: water ON
Plateau Point: water OFF
Indian Garden: ON year-round
Bright Angel Trail, Three-Mile Resthouse: water OFF
Bright Angel Trail, Mile-and-a-Half Resthouse: water OFF
Bright Angel Trailhead: ON year-round
South Kaibab Trailhead: water OFF temporarily
Seasonal water stations are usually turned off for the winter sometime between Oct 10th and 30th dependent on location and associated temperatures.
Water available (year-round) on the South Rim at the Backcountry Information Center in the lobby. Water available (year-round) on the North Rim outside the Backcountry Information Center. Additional water bottle filling stations can be found on the Go "Green" and Refill Your Water Bottles web page.
Plan Ahead and Prepare: A backup method to treat water, should the pipeline break, must always be included as part of your hiking gear. Backcountry hikers should always carry extra water.

Lake Champlain is vast. Well not like Lake Baikal in Siberia or Lake Superior along the US-Canadian border, but large enough to provide outdoor activities for all levels of outdoor enthusiasts.
If you are more interested in the resort feel of the Adirondacks then come north on I-87, eventually peeling off on highway 9N at Lake George. There are several vacation resort towns along both Lake George and Lake Champlain as you head north, boasting innumerable bed and breakfasts as you wend your way lakeside. It is tempting to float westward into the heart of the Adirondacks along 9N (if you have two extra days then do it), but instead get onto highway 22 at Westport and continue along the lake, peeling off on highway 9. View the Ausable Chasm (quite impressive) and then head to the ferry at Port Kent.Burlington Bike Trail Causeway
PortKent Ferry
After depositing the proverbial arm and leg at the ticket booth, ride the ferry across to Burlington. If you’ve never experienced the New England college-tourist town hybrid, then you are in for a treat. You can literally spend two days in town, there are so many fun and quirky things to do. Rent a bike and head north along the trail that eventually leads you onto the causeway that has you literally pedaling in the middle of Lake Champlain. You can also head east, via auto, to both Camels Hump (south of I-89) or Mount Mansfield (north of I-89) for some good day hiking and great views of Lake Champlain. If you want a great view but want to drive to the peak then head up to Mt Philo, south along highway 7. Also along highway 7 is the secluded and very homey Willow Pond Farm Bed and Breakfast. Any time of year is great to experience this wonderful area.
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