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Wildlife Watching at Evansburg State Park

Evansburg State Park is forested by a combination of northern and southern hardwood types in various stages of growth. The blending of these types results in a remarkably wide variety of trees, wildflowers, habitats, and wildlife.

Early morning and evening hours are the best time to see deer, rabbits, and other wildlife. Please obey park regulations to protect park resources.

Poison Ivy

Poison ivy is common at Evansburg State Park. Every part of poison ivy can irritate your skin. The best prevention for getting poison ivy is to know what it looks like and to avoid it.

Poison ivy occurs in three forms:

  • Vine
  • Shrub
  • Creeping groundcover

The best way to identify poison ivy is that each leaf stem has three leaflets. “Leaves of three, let it be.” The leaf can have a smooth or a ragged edge and may be light green or dark green and usually is shiny. In autumn, the leaves can be yellow, orange, red, and brown.

Poison ivy has flower clusters and berry clusters that start out green then turn white. Poison ivy vine is difficult to identify when it is small, but when it is old it is covered in brown rootlets that look like hair.

If you think you have encountered poison ivy, immediately wash with soapy water.