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Site CGL03: Beaverdam Park, SR 606 Entrance

Description

Less developed than the southern park access, this entrance provides sheltered picnic tables and bathrooms. The short fishing pier is a good place from which to scan for waterbirds, as well as look down on fish in the shallows and dragonflies. Expect the same array of birds as was discussed for the southern entrance, but in a quieter setting. The dense thickets surrounding the parking area are home to white-eyed vireos that sing incessantly throughout the summer. As you face the lake, look for trails to the right (which may be overgrown with berry vines) that provide access to other parts of the lakeshore. Just before reaching the park entrance, note the attractive, although not very accessible, marshes on both sides of the road. If you can park, scan here for marsh birds.

Directions

From Beaverdam Park Main Entrance, return to Main Street/SR 14/Business 17, turn right, and travel 0.3 miles, leaving Business 17 for US 17/SR 14. Turn right onto the George Washington Memorial Highway and drive 2.4 miles to Rt. 606/Farys Mill Road. Proceed north 2.5 miles on Farys Mill Road to the park entrance.

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