View Full Version : Water at Lambert's Meadow?

10-01-2007, 19:01
Anyone been here within the past couple of weeks (9-14-07 or later?). The Campbell Shelter spring was flowing freely in march, but I hear that it was dry as of 9-20. I was going to camp there this weekend (10-05-07) on a trek to McAfee Knob, but may need to switch my plans from SOBO to NOBO to have a reliable water source at night.

Any advice is welcome!


10-01-2007, 19:54
I was there this weekend, the source at the shelter is rather dry, no real continuous flowing stream left but a few pools. I filtered some from a larger pool to the right. I was headed north and if you go maybe half a mile you will recross the stream and pass a primitive campsite. The water was flowing very well there, worth the walk if the source at lamberts is still skanky.

Mountain Dog
07-14-2008, 17:48
Good water was available at the shelter and the pig farm camping area about .1 mile south of the shelter as of 10 July 2008

08-10-2008, 20:52
It's dry now. only silt

08-10-2008, 20:53
oh but the camp water is good

NC Blaster
09-19-2008, 20:43
I was there 9/19 and the water was just a trickle, but it was flowing. I kinda wish they put the shelter further down in the meadow. It's much nicer there.

07-19-2010, 09:43
Anyone have an update on the water flow around Lambert's Meadow? I'm headed there this weekend and I'm a little concerned about water availability.

08-17-2014, 17:09
I stayed at Lambert's Meadow two nights ago. There is a small stream flowing in the stream bed -- more than a trickle, but not much more. You'll have to build a dam to make a deep enough puddle to suck water out of the stream and into your filter. Filling a water jug without silt is going to be problematic. But it's still better than the completely dry situation along most of The Trail in this section.