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Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park

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Morning sunlight shines on a four petal flower with long stamens; located on the banks of Little Lake Johnson.

Morning sunlight shines on a four petal flower with long stamens; located on the banks of Little Lake Johnson.

On Big Lake Johnson, the sun has just risen above the distant tree line and is duplicated on the surface waters of the lake.  The lakes' edge in the foreground has tall grasses growing in and around the water.

On Big Lake Johnson, the sun has just risen above the distant tree line and is duplicated on the surface waters of the lake. The lakes' edge in the foreground has tall grasses growing in and around the water.

A tortoise the size of a dinner plate is making his way back to the underground burrow in which he lives.  His shell is divided into sections which are ringed.

A tortoise the size of a dinner plate is making his way back to the underground burrow in which he lives. His shell is divided into sections which are ringed.


Gold Head Branch. The water in the branch is clear with tan sand on the bottom. It is lined with green and brown vegetation.

Gold Head Branch. The water in the branch is clear with tan sand on the bottom. It is lined with green and brown vegetation.

A campsite with a cream-colored motor home in it. It is surrounded by various trees and has a wooden picnic table in the front.

A campsite with a cream-colored motor home in it. It is surrounded by various trees and has a wooden picnic table in the front.

The bridge crossing the ravine. There is green vegetation in the foreground and a large metal bridge in the background.

The bridge crossing the ravine. There is green vegetation in the foreground and a large metal bridge in the background.


A scenic area in the park. It is a field with rolling hills. There are several trees and a stone picnic table in the background.

A scenic area in the park. It is a field with rolling hills. There are several trees and a stone picnic table in the background.

Canoes located on the shore of Little Lake Johnson. There are ten silver canoes lined up in a row on the beach.

Canoes located on the shore of Little Lake Johnson. There are ten silver canoes lined up in a row on the beach.

Several stone picnic tables near a brown pavilion visible in the background. There are various trees surrounding the structures.

Several stone picnic tables near a brown pavilion visible in the background. There are various trees surrounding the structures.


A campsite with a cream-colored motor home in it. It is surrounded by various trees and has a wooden picnic table in the front.

A campsite with a cream-colored motor home in it. It is surrounded by various trees and has a wooden picnic table in the front.