Salt Fork State Park
We were there last year in late May. This year due to a more restricted schedule we showed up in early April, so the park looked somewhat different with a lack of leaves on the trees. One good thing about this was that it made it easier to see deer, I saw 16.
Here’s some photos from last weekend. I’d recommend checking out the state parks in your state!
The lodge at Salt Fork- it’s a hotel, conference center, restaurant, recreation facility and gift shop combined. This unique facility was built in 1970.
This House Finch sang outside the lodge entrance.
There are miles of roads within this huge park- it’s as big as some counties.
Salt Fork Reservoir winds throughout the park. There were a decent amount of fishing boats out on the water.
There are 2 marinas in the park.
There’s an 18-hole golf course on the top of a large hill.
These Turkey Vultures were sunning themselves on the course.
A good amount of the park is a designated hunting area with dirt roads cutting through the hills and woodland.
We stayed in a pet-friendly cabin.
This Crow was very interested in a piece of bread I threw down the hill. The bird took it to the nearby reservoir and dunked it in the water to make it easier to eat.
Canada Geese hung out at the reservoir.
This goose was nesting along the shore- I backed off after getting this photo, not wanting to alarm it.
Here’s a Song Sparrow in the woods.
Here’s a pair of Eastern Phoebes. There were a lot of these early-returning flycatchers in the park.
Just like last year, Turkey Vultures were quite numerous in the sky.
I enjoyed hiking in the woods.
Deer were plentiful. This one was not shy at all.
This Red-Breasted Nuthatch posed nicely for me while eating pine cone seeds.
I heard a few Towhees singing in the park like this fellow here.
My brother’s dog enjoyed the vacation!
There’s nothing like a fire at night, especially when it’s chilly out.
And a good time was had by all.