Audubon Spring Creek Prairie - SE Nebraska
This site was last updated 02 September 2000
Audubon Spring Creek Prairie is located 3 miles south of Denton. The National Audubon Society purchased the 610-acre O'Brien Ranch in the summer of 1998.
In November of that year, the Nebraska state office moved its operations to the ranch house. Original wagon ruts from the Nebraska City/Fort Kearny cut-off to the Oregon Trail can be seen in various locations on the property.
Spring Creek features five miles of hiking trails, more than 400 acres of native tallgrass prairie, six ponds, wetlands, springs and a mature bur oak forest. A nature center is being planned on site to interpret the biological and historical significance of this and surrounding areas.
Spring Creek Prairie is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. throughout the year. Occasional weekend hours in spring and fall. Contact : Tel. (402) 797-2301 or by email.
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