Spring Creek Flats encompasses 262 acres near LaPorte City. The area includes a pond just off the Cedar Valley Nature Trail. Within the park boundaries are intermittent stretches of prairie as well as flood plain forest. The only access point is via the Cedar Valley Nature Trial at McFarlane Park (which is currently closed due to damage done by the 2008 flood. This forested area supports habitat for woodland species such as deer and turkey. Bird watchers will find plenty of opportunities to encounter a variety of song birds and nongame avian species.
Bird watchers will find an abundance of woodland bird species within the area. The Cedar Valley Nature Trail (CVNT) that pases through the area which provides scenic views and access to much of the wildlife within the park from the trail. If you are planning on hunting the area, your gun needs to be cased and unloaded when using the Cedar Valley Nature Trail to access the area.
Park boundaries may not be clearly marked at all times so please respect private property.
1.5 miles southeast of McFarlane Park. Spring Creek Flats is located across the river from the counties Cedar Island Wildlife Area and access can to Spring Creek Flats can be attained via the Cedar Valley Nature Trail. *NOTE - The CVNT bridge which provides access to the area is CLOSED due to flood damage!
Operating Hours & Seasons
Black Hawk County Conservation Board
1346 West Airline Hwy
Waterloo, IA 50703
Phone: (319) 433-PARK (7275) Fax: (319) 433-7276
Park hours: 6:00 a.m to 10:30 p.m.