Our campground is equipped with our Teaching Trail, five arrays of pitfall traps, four shade structures (with picnic tables and barbecues), a water supply for washing, and a toilet.
The Teaching Trail loops up to a ridge where students can stop and note several features including the plant life and geological aspects specific to the area. In addition, the view of flood deposits offers a unique opportunity to study the often forgotten role of water in the desert ecosystem.
There are five pitfall trap arrays, ideal for live-trapping reptiles, insects and some small mammals. One array is located at the campsite. Four others are positioned along the teaching trail in different habitats (2 in different areas of the wash, 1 along the ridge and 1 in the rocky slope). All are marked with poles (positioned along the trail) painted with blue striping. The position of each bucket in each array is also designated with a blue marker.
Our shade structures offer an area for teachers and students to sum up results and discuss findings.
Fees for using the campground are minimal: