Thursday, October 21, 2021
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Groups Begin Work On Jackson County Walking Trail Saturday

The Army Corp of Engineers and Wildwood Resort and Marina starting work on a new Jackson County walking trail this Saturday.

Co-Owner Natasha Deane said the three-mile track will connect the marina to the Indian Creek Campground.

“We’ve had lots of guests at Wildwood and also our friends over at Indian Creek Campground have had more people ask for more hiking opportunities,” Deane said. “So, we spoke to the Army Corp of Engineers, and they were happy to work with us on it.”

Deane said local volunteers are needed to help with the trailblaze. Deane said crews will meet at the upper parking lot of the resort and marina at 7:30 a.m.

“The most work occurs at the entrance to the trail at the mouth of Indian Creek and the back side at the archery range at the campground,” Deane said. “In between the three-mile lower leg of the trail is already in pretty good shape, so there will be minor clearing.”

Deane said volunteers that register will get a complimentary lunch. Deane said the goal is to have the trail open some time this winter.

“Ultimately, it’s going to be a loop,” Deane said. “First leg of it is three miles on an old road bed right on the age of the lake. The reverse part of the loop will go up the hill and that part gets into some areas where hunters use so that part will be closed during the winter.”