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Printable Checklist Buffalo Creek Wildlife Area - Delaware County

GPS Coordinates: 42.3218741587548, -91.5654230117798

Management: State

Description: The West side has a parking lot with very nice mowed trails and a picnic table. The East side has a poorly maintained parking lot. You can hike in following an old road. You should wear rubber boots. Follow the vague trail as it hugs the fence line to your right. Then you can hike to the ponds. Bring your scope. This can be good for waterfowl and shorebirds. It might be best to review Google Maps or the Site URL included below before you go. The East side and the West side are divided by Buffalo Creek and there are no trails that connect the two.

Habitat: 2/5ths timber, 1/2 grassland, river and wetland.

Directions: From Ryan go south on HWY 13 2.5 miles. Turn right and go 4 miles West on 325th St. to 120th St. You will see a poorly maintained parking lot and this gives access to the East side. For access to the West Unit, just North of the intersection of County Rd W63 and 325th St there is a signed but poorly visible entrance to the parking lot on the East side of the highway.

Public Hunting Area Search for area boundary information on the DNR interactive atlas

Website: www.iowadnr.gov/.../idnr/uploads/wildlife/wmamaps/buffalo_creek.pdf



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