Spring Creek Flats

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.  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 non-game avian species.  

Bird watchers will find an abundance of woodland bird species within the area.  The Cedar Valley Nature Trail (CVNT) that passes through the area 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 Cedar Island Wildlife Area and access to Spring Creek Flats can be attained via the Cedar Valley Nature Trail. 


Cedar Valley Nature Trail access
Bird watching

States hunting and fishing regulation

Operating Hours & Seasons

Contact Us:
Black Hawk County Conservation
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.