The Wabash river bottoms are one of my favorite areas to spend time. They’re just a short distance away from the village I live in.
I have more memories than I can count of wonderful times spent with my family and friends there, camping, fishing, hayrides in wagons pulled by noisy tractors, swimming, riding horses, motorcycles, and on the tailgate of my folks’ truck with rocks slapping the backs of my legs.
For a while, we even attended church in the bottoms. It’s a gravel-road paradise!
I lived away from this area for a long time. Now that I'm back, I’ve gotten reacquainted with the bottoms. I ride through the area often and find it's become more endearing now that I’m older and have developed a deeper appreciation for many things I took for granted when growing up here.
I was surprised and happy that much of the area hasn’t changed. One thing that has, though,is the addition of the Cane Ridge Wildlife Observation Deck. I visit it often and have been surprised to learn many of my local kith and kin haven't been to it. Some didn't even know it existed.
So, I put together a small vid to show it off, and help spread the word about this wonderful place that's easy to get to and costs nothing to enjoy.
It's handicapped-friendly and comes equipped with information boards about the species of animals that live in the protected wetlands surrounding it. It has resting benches and two large-scale, adjustable binoculars. One is average in height and the other is low enough to view through while seated, with ample room for chariots.
Have a look!
A simple setting
The property consists of more than 460 acres. It’s located two miles east of the Wabash River and sits nearly adjacent to Gibson Lake. It’s played a key role in providing critically needed nesting areas for several endangered bird species. Thankfully, the birds who reside in the area seem to be thriving, as do the deer and other types of wildlife.
You'll not be lacking for interesting flora and fauna to view while visiting.
Here’s a map to help you get there...
Caution: Remote area
The observation station and surrounding wetlands have no bathroom facilities. There are no soda or snack machines, coffee bars, fuel stations, etcetera. There is only a sizeable parking area and the observation deck. If you bring along snacks and drinks.
Whatever throw-away items you might accumulate during your visit should be taken with you when you leave.
If you're in the area, I hope you'll consider stopping by this place and bringing along your camera. It's worth going out of your way for.
If you've got questions about directions or need other information I failed to cover for you, please let me know in the comments, via email or the contact page here on flashPress.
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