My first visit to this refuge. You know you are in for a beautiful visit as soon as you drive over lake Marion. When I reached the visitor center was closed due to Covid but I enjoyed visiting its grounds where the rangers had planted a variety of flowers. In fact there was a photographer taking family photos. I saw turtles swimming in the lake next to the center. After that I headed over to see the Indian mound. I parked there and hiked the beautiful nature trail with swamp views.
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