Farm Creek Public Wildlife Area is a 320 acre wildlife area with public hunting and fishing. The area consists of over 200 acres of native prairie reconstructions, two hardwood tree plantings, and two ponds located five miles east of Carson, and one mile south of Highway 92 on 460th Street.
Construction started in 2001 with an earthen dam to create the Young Pond and the remaining land was planted for habitat area. In 2007, the Riepe Pond was added to the wildlife area, along with the remaining 240 acres. The Riepe Pond lies just to the east of Farm Creek. One unique aspect of this creek is that it has not been channelized and still naturally meandors.
Farm Creek Public Wildlife Area is home to whitetail deer, pheasants, quail, many species of grassland birds, and numerous small mammals. The Natural Areas Management program has been utilizing this area to provide native prairie hay to feed the bison and elk at Botna Bend Park. By haying different areas of the wildlife area on a 3-year rotational basis, the structure of the habitat is altered to allow for a greater variety of grassland nesting songbirds.
5 miles East of Carson, and 1 mile South of Hwy 92
Located along Chestnut Rd from 460th to 470th St.
Carson, IA 51525
Phone: (712) 328-5638