descriptions and directions
Big Creek SP - Polk County
GPS Coordinates: 41.816873, -93.7511444
Description: A state park probably best known for fishing and sailing, Big Creek was created during the building of Saylorville Reservoir and the building of the Big Creek dam and spillway.
Habitat: Mostly edge habitat surrounds the park but it can be attractive to a number of passerine species. Most birders go to Big Creek for waterfowl and gulls.
Directions: At the northern end of the Sayloville Lake area in Polk Co. Take Hwy. 415 a little over 1.5 miles north out of Polk City to the park entrance.
Important Bird Area: IBA Entry for Big Creek SP