Taking our lives in our hands, we crossed traffic at the top of Spooner Summit (traffic was light!) to park at the Spooner Summit Trailhead. Parking is free. (In season, as it IS a State Park, they ask for a fee for using the Spooner Lake Trail. Still pre-season. No fee.
Parking there adds about a mile of fine forest birding (with highway noise) to the 2.1 mile loop.
Spooner Lake is a good place to see Osprey. One passes overhead and off out of sight. Then we hear Splash! All the way across the lake, Osprey rises with fish.
26 bird species, mix of forest birds and waterfowl. And a Mourning Cloak (butterfly).