Natural Wonders

Natural Wonders

Since the park is a protected area, there are some great wildlife viewing opportunities. Here are some things you may see on your hike:

  • Whitetailed Deer
  • Coyote
  • Bobcat
  • Wild Turkey
  • Bald Eagle
  • Scarlet-Tanager (spring-summer)
  • Red-Tailed Hawk
  • Box Turtle
  • Various Non-Venomous Snakes
  • Scissortailed Flycatcher
  • Groundhog
  • Red Fox

Keep an eye out and use caution when hiking, the following may also be found in this park:

  • Copperhead Snake
  • Diamondbacked and Pygmy Rattlesnakes
  • Poison Ivy
  • Stinging Nettles
  • Deerflies
  • Ticks (there is a larger than normal tick population in the park)
  • Wasps and Hornets
  • Black and Brown Widow Spiders

It is best to use caution around creeks and areas of high grass or thick brush especially in the spring and summer months.