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    Winton Spring meanders through part of the park, find this small waterfall near the horse trailhead.
    Winton Spring meanders through part of the park, find this small waterfall near the horse trailhead.

    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.

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