-Water access on Lake Lavon

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Highland Park Boat Ramp

The Location

Highland Park is primarily a boat ramp, with a parking lot and bathrooms. The views of the water are fair, with about a 150 degree panoramic view. There’s really only one point to stand and look for birds, which is about 30 feet to the left of the boat ramp.

View of the lake

Weekends can get somewhat busy here during warmer months and fair weather days, with traffic from pickup trucks towing boats to and from the ramp.

Birding Recommendations

The parking lot is surrounded by woodland, as is the entrance road. Walking these wooded edges could prove productive, especially in the morning, or on a cool overcast day.

Entrance Road

From the water edge, scanning the lake can yield gulls, pelicans, cormorants, and osprey. Ducks and grebes can sometimes be seen on the water during winter. A scope will probably be needed to identify these floating and diving birds.

Happy Birding!