This past weekend was a busy one for us as we went to find more birds (and bison this time) at a park we’d never been to before and while going leaf peeping we found the Alum Creek Sailing Association Marina. I shall reserve the birds and bison for next week and instead share with you the beautiful autumn scenery that was around this marina.
Alum Creek Dam and the lake it created is a great place for fishing, boating, sailing, dirt biking, swimming and much more. There are several boat docks surrounding this lake and we’ve yet to discover all the area offers. We’ve shot the comet, sunsets and sunrises and attempted to shoot a meteor shower from on top of the dam.
Did I mention it’s also a great area for photography? It is!
Alum Creek Lake was constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers in the early 1970’s. The lake was completed and filled by summer 1976. The lake is about 3269 acres with a maxium depth of about 60 feet near the dam; much of the depth ranges from 20 to 40 feet. And whether you go in or on the water (or just around the edges on land) it is gorgeous this time of year. It was a very overcast day when we were there but that did make the colors richer. A blue sky with puffy clouds is nice but not always necessary.
This is just a little sail boat, they get much bigger.