A leisurely walk around the park roads offers good birdwatching any time of year. Views of the lake and mixed pine/deciduous forest are available. When not crowded, the park makes for quite a lovely stroll.
In the winter, Bald Eagles and waterbirds are seen regularly. During spring and fall migration many varieties of warblers, flycatchers and vireos can be found in wooded areas, and Osprey may been seen around the lake. Many species nest here each summer, and large hatches of (non-biting) mayflies bring out numerous insect-eating birds. In winter, loons and a variety of other waterfowl may be seen from the lake shores.
This is a dependable site for Brown-headed Nuthatch (in the pines) and Red-headed Woodpeckers (deciduous and pine trees).
From I-75 N, take Highway 153 N to Hixson Pike exit, proceed right on Hixson Pike for 5 miles and bear right on Gold Point Circle (look for Park signs at split).