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Island Creek Day Use Area


Get ready for a beautiful drive through history as you follow the winding Cow Creek Back Country Byway. The route is 45-miles long and parallels Cow Creek most of your journey.

This rustic two-lane road is a great alternative to Interstate 5 and connects the towns of Riddle and Glendale. Along the byway are interpretive signs that talk about the history of the long-forgotten town of West Fork, the historic railroad, and gold mining in the area.

The Island Creek Day Use Area is a great stop to stretch your legs, pan for gold, or have a creek-side picnic during your drive.