Birding · Fishing · Lake · River/Creek · Wildlife
Need to Know
There is no fee for hiking and biking. There are signs that indicate "No Vehicles", but that is referring to ATVs and motorcycles, not bicycles.
This trail has lots of different natural surfaces, wear your waterproof boots for this one. As you start into the trail, the first two small dunes you go over are quite sandy and loose, but as you get further into the hike, the trail surface firms up with some clay and silt mixed in. This area has had trouble with ATVs and motorcycles over the years and I'm guessing they have torn through the clay cap and exposed the sand.
In the middle of the hike, you'll find a whole field of dense briars which the park board identified as wild blackberry vines! I'm excited to explore this area closer to when they'll be ripe this summer! As you continue on, the trees will get bigger and you'll be in among many large cottonwoods and some potentially muddy ground from the lake...I'm guessing the water table is quite shallow here.
This path ends at the north end of the fishing lake and if you have a state fishing license, you're good to go for fishing!
Flora & Fauna
Deer, coyote poop EVERYWHERE, rabbits, snakes, raccoons, armadillos.
Shared By: Andy Cramb