Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Turkey Run State Park - Watery Wednesday

After over a foot of snow had melted and about an inch and a half of rain I decided to make a trip to a couple of waterfalls to see how well they were flowing. All of the waterfalls I went to flow into Sugar Creek. From the mud line on the shores of the creek you could tell that Sugar Creek had flooded quite a bit but most of the canyons leading into Sugar Creek had already cleared out. There was a decent amount of water but much less than I had expected.



To get to this waterfall you have to take two ladders down into the canyon. There were actually fish at the bottom of this falls.


This trail goes along Sugar Creek and cuts through big boulders. The park buildings are on the other side of Sugar Creek but there is a suspension bridge to get to the other side when it is flooded.

This waterfall is called the Punchbowl. It is in the main canyon in the park and runs into Sugar Creek.

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20 comments:

2sweetnsaxy said...

Beautiful! I would love to visit some place like that. I'd love to see a waterfall. We have streams but I don' know where to go find any waterfalls.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I'd climb down and up those stairs to see that waterfall in person. ;-) I's a beauty.

iriegal said...

punchbowl! that is an awesome name for such a wonderful shot. I can feel the water now.

Kathy said...

Beautiful shots. Really like the shot with the stairs. The colors are really pretty. Hope you have a wonderful week.

Gill - That British Woman said...

great photos, but those stairs look steep.......

Gill in Canada

Raven said...

Great photos and you have truly captured the wonder of the falls. All those steps down are scary though - glad you not me!

VALKYRIEN said...

Beautiful shots! The last one was really special! PUH - a lot of stairs!

me ann my camera said...

Gorgeous. Well worth your effort to get there!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Lovely waterfall - quite a climb down though. Great pictures. A

Tricia said...

I love it! I'd love to go exploring there - it looks absolutely spectacular!!!

Carletta said...

Well worth making the trek down those steps!
Beautiful shots!!

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Waterfalls are deceiving: they spread their water out to give illusion that they are dropping more than they are. Sort of like a cobra or pheasant, which is of course what makes the show ... and the sound.

The Right Blue said...

What a lovely waterfall - definitely worth the effort it would take to reach it.

Denise said...

Great photos, a beautiful place to visit I can see. Thanks for taking us along.

Linnea W said...

Ohh, great shots. Looks like a fun place to explore. I can hear the gentle sound of the waterfall...

Tammie Lee said...

Beautiful! Looks like a nice hike too. All the water around here seems to be frozen.

Ginger said...

The waterfall shot is gorgeous, and made even more so by the shot of the stairs leading down to the bottom of the pool. Fantastic.

ramblingwoods.com said...

That is really fantastic and I could see me slipping and taking a header down those stairs...LOL...Michelle

floreta said...

these are really great waterfall shots! the water looks so soft. may i ask what shutter speed you used? :)

Eric Ripma said...

1st photo: SS was 6 seconds
3rd photo: SS was 5 seconds