Otter Creek Wildlife Area

Easy to find and access, this gorgeous area along Otter Creek is the perfect place to  explore off trail or just sit for hours and watch nature unfold. An fishing pier sits on the southwest side of the C57 bridge and provides accessible access to the creek. With 100 acres available this area is one of the larger preserves in Buchanan County. Paddlers can travel to or from Fontana Park to Otter Creek Wildlife Area and the wetland there.


Access is off of Benton St W or C57 at the western edge of Hazleton

Otter Creek Wildlife Area Fishing Pier: 1860 115th St., Hazleton, IA 50641

Otter Creek Wildlife Area Entrance: 304 Benton St W., Hazleton, IA 50641


- Stream fishing

- Nature Appreciation

View an aerial map of the boundaries of this property

Operating Hours & Seasons

Open year-round from 6:00 am until 10:30 pm.

BCCB Rules and Regulations