descriptions and directions
Copper Creek Trail - Jackson County
GPS Coordinates: 42.058807, -90.407649
Description: The bird watching area has a gazebo and is located approximately half a mile from a small parking area. The trail is crushed lime to the gazebo and the lime trail continues another 6 miles. The bird watching area has crushed lime for a base, two milkweed plants, two purple coneflowers, a service berry tree, and a wood duck house. There is a wood duck informational sign so viewers can learn more about the wood duck.
Habitat: This area is going to be at the early section of a longer trail that has mixed habitat including pasture, woodland, and riparian corridor along creeks and close to the Maquoketa River.
Directions: Highway 64 runs through Preston, turn north off Hwy 64 on to Industrial Lane, slightly to the west of the road there will be a ~40-foot gravel drive, where you can park your car. To get to the bird watching area, walk west on the lime trail. In approximately a half mile, you will see a gazebo and the bird watching area.