Sucker Lake Trail

Sucker Lake flows into Dark Lake (formerly Pusey Lake). A large beaver dam, cleverly constructed to mold around the bedrock holds back the water reducing the stream to a trickle. On occasion beaver dams, on ponds above Sucker Lake fail and gargantuan volumes of water pour into Sucker, overflowing and eventually washing away the dam. As you walk the trail you'll see how those past spills have uprooted trees, bared the bedrock and carved a deep gully. On numerous occasions the flooding also undermined the railway track where the IB&O Railway crossed the creek at the mouth of the river. This spot became known to locals as “The Wash-Out” a favourite place for Sucker fishing in the spring.

Map of the Sucker Lake Trail near Dark Lake north of Wilberforce

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