Diamond Hill Wetlands
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Restoration of 350 ac of native prairie, 130 ac of marsh, and 100 ac of riparian forest began on this private property in 2007. The marshes support wintering Canada and Cackling Goose, Northern Pintail, Mallard, American Wigeon, and Green-winged Teal, as well as large flocks of Dunlin. Also check for Cinnamon Teal and Ringnecked Duck in the spring. Bald Eagle and occasionally Peregrine Falcon or Golden Eagle can be seen. The grasslands host Northern Harrier, Short-eared Owl, Western Meadowlark, and Streaked Horned Lark. Sandhill Crane, Black-bellied Plover, and even Mountain Plover (rare) have occurred here. Public access on this private restoration property is not permitted. However, you?ll find good views from Diamond Hill Rd. While this is a straight country road, the shoulder is narrow, so use hazard lights while parked or slowly driving.
From Harrisburg go E 5 mi on Diamond Hill Rd (follow signs for I-5). After passing freeway (I-5 Exit 209), continue E on Diamond Hill Rd for 1 mi. Park on shoulder to view wetlands on N side of road.