Trail Guides
Poxono Boat Launch Parking Area

Old Mine Road, Hardwick Township, NJ
Phone: (570) 426-2452, Bushkill, PA

OWNER:  U.S. Department of the Interior

DIRECTIONS:  Continue north on Old Mine Road. After 1.0 miles turn Left into Poxono Boat Launch parking area.   Map
ACCESS AND PARKING:  Open daily from dawn to dusk. A boat launch is available, along with parking and a portable toilet.

Stop and ScanSITE DESCRIPTION:  Poxono Island is a popular perching place for eagles. It is possible to spot Bald Eagle year-round thanks to the abundance of prey along the waterway. Brave the winter chill for waterfowl views. Black Duck, a favorite eagle meal, Common Merganser and Common Goldeneye all utilize the river in winter. Look for a Bald Eagle catching a ride downriver on one of the ice floes. River viewing also offers other raptor sightings, as well as a change of venue, by season. Great Blue Heron, Wood Duck, Bufflehead, Spotted and Solitary Sandpipers, Common Loon, Great Egret and Killdeer are just a few of the possibilities to be seen as seasons revolve. The open river may allow good views of mammals such as beaver and river otter, especially in early morning and early evening hours. Don’t overlook the opportunity to view the amphibian world of frogs, toads and salamanders at riverside stops. Some years newly hatched toads can be seen by the thousands hopping along the banks of the river.

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