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"Forks Park" Hilton Off The Beaten Path Tip by davecallahan

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  fishing in Salmon Creek
by davecallahan

Want to do a little kayaking or canoeing or small boat fishing? The shallow waters of West Creek and Salmon Creek merge at Forks Park before they flow into Braddocks Bay and Lake Ontarion. The marshy land is a great place for fishing. Perch, Pike, Pickerel, some Bass and lot of Bullheads are for the taking if you have the right bait and a lot of patience.

Okay, so you aren't into fishing. Then how about birding?
If you can get a small boat and some paddles/oars then you can quietly wend your way through the creeks and marshes and see all kinds of birds. Ducks, geese, swans are abundant. The marsh birds (red winged black birds) are everywhere. You may see an American Bittern or a Green Heron or an elusive Swamp Sparrow.

to get there:
Take Lake Ontarion Parkway to route 261 (Payne Beach Road). It changes to Manitou Road as you go south on route 261. About 2 miles south of the Parkway you will see some restaurants on the left. Forks Park entrance is inconspicuous on the right. There is a small boat launch there but most people use the public launch just north of the restaurant and then paddle around the restaurant and under the bridge and into the waterways of Forks Park.

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  • Written May 29, 2007
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