The Turkey Creek Nature Preserve – 107.24 acres of woods and former pasture land, including 5 acres of reconstructed prairie, donated in 1981 by Webster and Gloria Gelman, John Greenleaf and Barbara Greenleaf Buckley, Gerald and Sarah Howe, and Mauricio and Emilia Lasansky. It is located at 2545 Sugar Bottom Road, about 1.5 miles NW of the intersection with Newport Road.
Read Bur Oak Land Trust’s property usage info here: Property Usage Info
New in 2016! Geocaches are now found at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve! Check out the listings at www.geocaching.com (you need a login to view caches). Here are some great excerpts from people who have visited these geocaches:
Of all of the hides out here, this one is my favorite. As a young boy, geography and the lines and rivers on a map always fascinated me… I finally got to the destination and I surveyed “my” island. A neat spot. Thank you for bringing me here.
It had rained tonight, and the encroaching darkness set the tone for a refreshing and peaceful walk here tonight. I stopped short of where I needed to, but with the help of the GPS I finally figured out I had a few more steps to take…. I’m still laughing over this one.
A nice description of this pretty area…. I try to think how Iowa was 200 years ago and how much prairie isn’t with us anymore because of our incredibly rich soil….Thank you for allowing us to visit the “place out of time.”
I huffed and puffed up the hill…. Believe me, the climb is worth it! You were right when you said that Iowa is not flat!… This cache earns a favorite point from me.