Sheep's Crossing/Alcantara

Description: This site is wonderfully located at the confluence of Oak Creek and the Verde River. The upstream portion of the site is owned by Alcantara Winery which is, itself, a worthwhile stop after birding is finished.

Administrative Agency:

Restrictions and fees:   Prescott National Forest

Elevation: 3140'

Ease of road access: Very good dirt road last 3/4 mile.

Ease of hiking access: Short, steep trail from parking lot to flood plain. The broad flood pain itself has several worn trails but can be crossed at will.

Approximate area size: 1.0 miles x 0.1 miles

Frequency of use by public: Very lightly used except by occasional hiker from the RV Resort.

Parking facilities: Adequate dirt parking lot at trail head next to RV Resort.

Non-bird Interests: Fishing

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