Merrill Creek Photos

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The concrete boat ramp is unfriendly to gel coat boats (fiberglass, kevlar, & graphite). Boat ramp at Merrill Creek (1280x458)
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Environmental center.  Visible after exiting the boat ramp cove, then bearing to the right. Environmental center at Merrill Creek (1280x880)
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Observation house for bird watching. Merrill Creek bird watching house (1280x860)
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Small cove along the center NE shore. Center NE cove at Merrill Creek (1280x778)
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W-SW of the NE cove, their is a tiny peninsula.  These are the rocks that extend from it.  Be careful of the water on the other side of the side of the rocks, since it stays shallow a distance from the shore. Rock outcropping (1280x530)
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In the northern part of the reservoir, there is a 'finger' that extends to the NE; this is the SE shore, just before one of the flooded forests. Shoreline of Merrill Creek (1280x787)
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Another view of the SE shoreline of the finger. Shoreline of Merrill Creek (1280x846)
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THE largest flooded forest in the reservoir, in the 'finger' area.  Using my Feathercraft K-Light, I have tried to manuever through it, but have been snagged by dead trees that extend just below the surface. Flooded forest in Merrill Creek (1280x854)
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Tree stump, below the surface. Tree stump in a flooded forest (1280x866)
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Main dam, at the southern base of the 'finger'.  It runs parallel to Fox Farm Rd., south the Allen Mills Rd. intersection.  Most of the shore-based fishing takes place in this vicinity. Northern dam at Merrill Creek (1280x711)
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View of the southern dam. Southern dam at Merrill Creek (1280x772)
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Northern dam, viewed from the southern dam. Northern dam at Merrill Creek (1280x731)
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Bald Eagle.  There is a protected nesting area, along the western shore. Bald Eagle at Merrill Creek (1280x778)
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Another flooded forest. Flooded forest at Merrill Creek (1280x862)
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View of the boat ramp from the water. Boat ramp at Merrill Creek (1280x686)
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Parking lot for the boat launch. Merrill Creek boat launch (1280x776)
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