Wildlife viewing is good year-round along trails that wind through scenic sandhills, home to gopher tortoises, red-headed woodpeckers, northern bobwhite and Sherman's fox squirrels. Sandhill cranes, red-winged blackbirds, common yellowthroats and a variety of wading birds may be seen in Watermelon Pond and in seasonal wetlands. Southeastern American kestrels, eastern bluebirds and loggerhead shrikes are sometimes spotted in open pastures. Bat and kestrel nest boxes are located in the WEA.
A multi-use trail system is open for equestrians, hikers and bicyclists to explore. It consists of an eight-mile loop trail on FWC property and a seven-mile loop trail on the Goethe State Forest tract. The two systems connect at a walk-through/ride-through entrance located north of the Goethe State Forest trailhead on CR 337.
Restrooms are not available.
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