descriptions and directions
Badger Creek SRA - Madison County
GPS Coordinates: 41.4758531, -93.9138794
Description: 1,162 acre upland area with a 276 acre man-made lake.
Habitat: Mostly open upland with scattered brushy areas. The lake is good during migration for waterfowl, cormorants, pelicans, and occasionally loons. During spring, it is a reliable spot for displaying American Woodcocks. Bell's Vireo and Orchard Oriole usually nest here, and Loggerhead Shrike and Northern Mockingbird are occasionally seen in the area. It's a good spot for Harris's Sparrow in winter.
Directions: In southern Dallas Co. From Booneville, just west-southwest of Des Moines, take F-90/360th St. west one mile to Badger Creek Ave. Take Badger Creek Ave. south two miles. The entrance to the park is on the west side of the road.
Important Bird Area: IBA Entry for Badger Creek SRA