Bonnie lake kayak trip
This trip starts on the south side of the bridge over Rock Creek on Belsby road. At first you may be discouraged as you have to paddle through a cow pasture and it is a little unpleasant smelling and intimidating to paddle next to the large animals. Shortly, the pasture gives way to a wet-land creek surrounded by tall reeds. To the left is a natural bridge in the cliffs and to the right there is a waterfall tucked into the rocks. Once through the creek the water opens up to the long narrow lake. This place is a dream for bird nerds like us. We saw yellow headed black birds, red winged black birds, a bald eagle family, turkey vultures, ducks, mergansers, blue herons and fresh water pelicans! yep! pelicans! We paddled about halfway up the lake to a small island with campsites. I named this island Bug Island as the mosquitoes were so bad we quickly returned to our kayaks and fled. One safety note: beware of rattlesnakes!