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Wildlife Watching at Whipple Dam State Park

Wildlife is abundant in the area. An alert observer may see:

  • White-tailed deer
  • Black bear
  • Wild turkey
  • Waterfowl
  • Many other species of wildlife

Osprey, great blue heron, and Canada goose visit the lake. On quiet evenings, muskrat and beaver may be seen on the water.

Feeding wild animals such as waterfowl, deer, bear, and raccoons is prohibited. When wildlife looses its fear of people, these animals become pests and dangerous situations can result. Please do not feed the wildlife.

The common birds brochure lists the birds most likely to be seen in the park and in which habitat:

Common Birds of Whipple Dam State Park (PDF)