Formerly known as Larkin Woods, Franklin Gulf Park is a 637-acre, County-owned, undeveloped park in the Towns of Eden and North Collins.
It is primarily a wooded area that has impressive topography and scenic natural features, such as creeks, ravines, waterfalls and ledge outcroppings.
The topography is dominated by the by the gulf, a steep gorge which is practically inaccessible.
This irregularly-shaped park is generally bounded by Sandrock Road to the north, Rogers Road to the east and School Street to the South.
Surrounding land uses are largely agricultural, witha scattering of residences throughout the countryside.
The Village of North Collins is only a short distance to the south and west of the property.
An active railroad line crosses the gulfslightly beyond the western edge of the park.
There are several unofficial trails marked by red, white, orange, or green paint on trees. There is another trail partially marked by yellow wooden blocks.
An official snowmobile trail runs through the park. There are also several old atv trails. Motorized vehicles (other than snowmobiles on the official trail) are prohibited, as are horses.
Hunting and the possession of firearms are prohibited.
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Aerial photo of tree stands and blinds in the northeastern section of Franklin Gulf Park:
View looking northeast across open area on county land:
View looking southwest across open area on county land
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