After a good hard rain off and on through the night the next day was all set for some exploring.
For some reason the day use area was ribboned off “CLOSED”.
I walked all the way around to get to this.
Is this Gum Springs?
I could see picnic tables on the other side but there is no access. Why?
The water didn’t look inviting what with a lot of weeds just below the surface.
We’re getting close to gator country too.
On one tree with the tape wrapped around it was a sign folded over in half due to all the rain. I lifted it up. A live wasp nest was attached! I didn’t stick around read it.
Continuing on I found another notice lying on the ground. It was all about warning the visitor of the potential of falling trees which had become a more constant concern since hurricane Laura passed through here in August of 2020. Laura was a Category 4 hurricane, a tie for the strongest hurricane to make landfall in Louisiana with sustained winds of 150 mph recorded.
Maybe this is why the campground looks recently redone.