Chester Frost Park
Site Directions: 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).
Lat: 35.18098°N Long: -85.14885°W
Hours: daylight hours
Seasonality: year round
Fees: none, camping is available and there may be a charge
Site Description: 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.
Wildlife to Watch: In the winter, Bald Eagles and waterbirds are seen regularly. This is a dependable site for Brown-headed Nuthatch (in the pines) and Red-headed Woodpeckers (deciduous and pine trees).
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.