Sam Hooke

Nolte State Park

Arrived about 11am, and the parking lot had plenty of space. We walked clockwise around the lake. It was very easy going, and well maintained despite all the branches and trees that have been fallen down recently (all cleared out the way).

It took 35 minutes to walk around, though this included 5 or 10 minutes of occasional stops to look around or explore the side trails.

We met many others who were out for a casual walk around the lake, though at the same time it didn’t feel too busy. There were good facilities next to the parking lot, with decent restrooms, a play park and lots of picnic benches.

A highlight was watching a dipper foraging on the shallows of the lake, frequently diving and returning back to the shores with food.