Habitat and Wildlife
During various times o the year, the park is home to more than 140 species of birds, including the uncommon Winter Wren. The lucky hiker may hear its beautiful song ringing down the limestone cliffs. Pileated Woodpecker, Rosebreasted Grosbeak, Scarlet Tananger, Ruffed Grouse and many species of warblers are commonly seen by park visitors.
The lake at Clark Reservation is meromictic, one of only a few such lakes in the United States. A meromictic lake is one in which the surface waters and bottom waters do not mix. Mixing occurs in most lakes during spring and fall “turnover”. The lake at Clark Reservation is 10 acres in size, and measures about 60 feet at its deepest point. Fishing is permitted; the lake contains Pickerel, Bullheads, and Sunfish. Painted turtles may be seen basking in the sun. The swampy south shore is a good place to observe Cedar
Waxwings, Kingfishers, and Woodpeckers.
Be respectful of others by keeping noise to a minimum level and keeping your picnic area clean, and litter-free Litter leads to more litter. Don’t be the first to drop it! It is illegal to collect anything on state lands. This includes all plants, animals, fossils, and rocks.
Pets are welcome, but must be properly licensed. Proof of a current rabies vaccination must be presented. Pets must be kept on a leash no longer than six (6) feet, and must never be left unattended.