Hunting, Fishing, and Photography



The area has a boat launch which gives easy access to tidewater and John's river's upstream area as well. There is plenty of parking in the visitor's parking lot.
John's River Bridge.
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Small boat and pilings.
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The most common mammals consist of Roosevelt elk, black-tailed deer, black bear, coyote, bobcat, muskrat, and rabbits. Birds are dominated by ducks, geese, and shorebirds. A nesting Caspian tern colony is nearby and makes use of Johns River. Crows, great blue herons, hummingbirds, robins, warblers, goldfinches, swallows, snipe, gulls, and many other small birds abound, along with forest grouse and band-tailed pigeon. Streams support whitefish, trout, and salmon.

Fishing is widespread for whitefish, rainbow and cutthroat trout, searun cutthroat, steelhead, and several races of salmon.
John's River Bridge.
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John's River Bridge.
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Hunting occurs for deer, waterfowl, elk, bear, band-tailed pigeon, and forest grouse. Waterfowl hunting is particularly popular and successful on the tidelands on nearby Markham Island.



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