William O’Brien, Pt. 1

The Trees

William O’Brien State Park is a park I have a long history with.  I began visiting this park over thirty years ago.  I noticed that they have built a new visitor center and on this day, the parking lot was almost full.  The visitor center sits up the hill and west of the highway that splits the park.  The west side is away from the river and has many wooded hiking trails.  On the east side of the highway and down the winding road is the river and Alice Lake. Camping is available on both sides of the highway, as are the hiking trials. There is a protected boat launch for access to the river and small boats with electric motors are allowed on Alice Lake.  I can attest from personal experience that fishing in the river is excellent.

Part one of my visit to this park is about the trees, reflections and a picnic shelter on a sunny day.  Part two is about ice.




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