Buck Creek Lake, near Springfield, OH
A Great Blue Heron stands majestically in a tree overhead.
I finally located the headwater, Buck Creek. A railroad
trestle crosses as soon as you enter the creek.
Buck Creek Lake is also known as C. J. Brown Reservoir, assigned that name in honor of Clarence J. Brown, Ohio’s Secretary of State, Lt. Governor, and Ohio’s man in the U.S. House of Representatives. So, to the Corps of Engineers, who built the 6,620-ft. dam that fills the horizon to the south, it’s a reservoir, but to everyone else, it’s Buck Creek Lake. The park was opened in 1975.
The creek is fun to paddle. It had only a light current, and
was nicely shaded. I found one quiet spot and stopped for lunch.