Blue Creek Natural Area

Blue Creek
Blue Creek
Blue Creek entrance off road
Blue Creek

Blue Creek Natural Area
Acquired in 2006 as a gift from the Robert L. Laker Estate, this 70-acre natural area was formerly known as “Laker’s Acres.”  The area is managed for wildlife and forestry. The hunting of deer is prohibited on this property at the donor’s request. It is a sanctuary for deer seeking refuge during all deer hunting seasons. During shotgun deer seasons public use of the property is prohibited. This natural area is open to all other hunting during appropriate seasons.

For hunting rules and regulations, please visit the Iowa DNR website.

Location

The Blue Creek Natural Area is located northwest of Center Point, IA along Blue Creek Road, for a map click here.

Features

- 38 acres of planted trees
- 30 acres of agricultural crop ground

Activities

- Some hunting
- Trapping
- Hiking

Planned Development
- Additional tree and shrub planting
- Prairie planting
- Wetland
- Trail system
- Parking lot

Operating Hours & Seasons

4 am – 10:30 pm

Closures

Area is closed to the public during shotgun deer seasons.