Spring Creek Prairie

Type of Area

Prairie, Woodland, Wetland

Activities

Birdwatching, Hiking/Trail Running, Picnicking

Hours of Operation

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About Spring Creek Prairie

With less than 2 percent of Nebraska’s original tallgrass prairie left, Spring Creek Prairie is more important than ever. Founded in 1998, it consists of 850 acres of tallgrass prairie–one of Nebraska’s most extensive areas of tallgrass prairie. Owned by the National Audubon Society, Spring Creek Prairie is rich in history, wildlife, and outdoor recreation. Spring Creek focuses on the conservation of Nebraska habitats and birds in particular and has more than 200 species of birds on record, including meadowlarks, woodpeckers, red-tailed hawks, and numerous rarer migration sightings. Historical wagon ruts from the Oregon Trail cut through the prairie, and plenty of native Nebraska wildflowers and plants such as blue-eyed grass and milkweed grow here.

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