COVID 19 Update
Bear Creek Nature Center and Fountain Creek Nature Centers are now open to the public. MASKS ARE REQUIRED INSIDE THE NATURE CENTERS. The State Public Order has ordered that any person entering a government building must wear a medical grade or cloth face mask.
At this time, we are limiting the number of visitors at one time and we ask that you maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from other visitors and staff while in the center.
Walk the wetlands, search for great blue herons, and explore Fountain Creek – only 15 minutes south of downtown Colorado Springs! An “oasis on the plains” with ponds marshes, meadows, cottonwood forests, and Fountain Creek, the nature center is attractive to visitors of all ages. The nature center offers a unique look into the Cattail Marsh Wildlife Area and serves as an entry to a variety of discovery experiences. Wetlands nature exhibit feature life in, on and around the water. Other exhibits include plants, wildlife, weather and climate, and the mountain backdrop. Interpretive programs, special events, group tours, and environmental education programs for schools are offered throughout the year.
Tuesday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817
From I-25 Exit 132A, go east on CO 16 to US Highway, then south one-half mile. Turn west on Cattail Marsh Road to parking area.