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Two kids fishing on shore of lake with power plant across the waterVisit Martin Creek Lake in the fall (usu­ally late October through the first two weeks of Novem­ber) when the trees put on a show. You’ll marvel at the colorful foliage on the many types of hardwoods mixed with lob­lolly and short-leaf pine trees.

The forest shelters an abundance of wild­life. You might see opos­sums, swamp rabbits, beaver, white-tailed deer, raccoons, armadillos and squirrels.

Painting with legend identifying the species as "Largemouth Bass, Micropterus salmoides"Anglers enjoy great fishing year-round, with warm water courtesy of the nearby power plant. Fish include large­mouth bass, crappie, channel catfish, yellow catfish, tilapia and sunfish.

Some of the most commonly seen birds here are mallard ducks, great blue herons, green herons, great egrets, northern car­dinals, blue jays, red-headed wood­peckers, cormorants and northern mockingbirds.