I don’t know how I hadn’t heard about this place before now. It is a beautiful park. Aside from a large lake for fishing, no-wake boating, and American Coot watching (Yes, you read that right–there were dozens of them swimming around the rocks and dock diving for fish and I couldn’t stop snapping photos of them. They didn’t seem to care that I was even there. I probably could have caught one if I’d tried.) there are two American Bison, swans (although, due to construction, I was not able to see them the day I was there), and two bald eagles. A driving trail circles the park and a bike trail (that was being paved the day I was there) cuts through the park.
I stopped at the nature center and chatted with a lady about the critters before going out to photograph the bison. They were soaking up the sun and didn’t mind posing for a few shots.
I recommend a drive to this area if you’re looking for a beautiful place to hike, bike, fish, paddle, or check out a cool pair of bison. I will definitely be back!