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Hiking

So Much to See

Burr Oak State Park is nestled within the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, the woodlands feature beautiful valleys, stunning vistas, rocky outcroppings, and even several out-of-the-way caves. Lush hardwood trees, including oaks and hickories, provide a verdant filter from the golden sun in the summer and a fiery display of reds, oranges, and yellows in the fall.

The forest is home to an abundance of wildlife, and the observant eye may see white-tailed deer, raccoons, ruffed grouse, squirrels, wild turkeys, and any number of bird species. Along the shores of Burr Oak Lake, you might spy an industrious beaver, a box turtle sunning itself on a rock or log, a magnificently colored wood duck, or a variety of splashing fish.

Wildflower enthusiasts will delight in our springtime blooms, including orchids, trilliums, jack-in-the-pulpits, lilies, and violets.

Wind your way through the 23-mile loop along the shores of Burr Oak Lake, or take a stroll along our Chipmunk Trail or Red Fox Trail. Whichever you choose, please be sure to stay on the trails, which are clearly marked for your safety, and have fun!

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