We found the swamps on Enoch John Road in Wilkes County, Georgia, in 2011 and drive by them every time we’re in the county. These photos were taken at the eastern swamp on a tributary to Fishing Creek.
It appeared that the dam had been undergoing maintenance. There was evidence of some new timbers and signs that fresh mud had been applied to the top of the dam.
When we stopped by in mid-December, 2012, the dam has grassed over completely. All that is visible of the long, thick trunk that was clearly visible in 2011, is the exposed part above the dam that has weathered.
In December 2012, it’s still difficult to see the lodge from the road
We climbed up an embankment to get a clearer view of the swamp.
The icing on the cake would be to catch a glimpse of the beaver swimming in the swamp.
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- University of Georgia Museum of Natural History: American Beaver (Castor canadensis)