Site Details

descriptions and directions

Printable Checklist Big Creek SP - Polk County

GPS Coordinates: 41.816873, -93.7511444

Management: State

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