Know Before You Go
Know before you go: dogs aren't allowed into the park and the parking lot is in direct sun. So, don't bring your dog. Also, there's a short but not exactly paved road to the area. If the water had been higher, our Honda Fit would have been stuck. For those with mobility issues there's a short hike to get from the parking area to the canyon.
Bring cash as there is no electricity at the gate, so no credit/debit accepted. There are no signs to warn you about this. Ranger on guard may not let you in without payment.