IN ORDER TO HOLD NATURE CAMPS, FOUNTAIN CREEK NATURE CENTER WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:
Saturday, July 4 (Holiday)
Tuesday, July 7 through Saturday, July 11
Tuesday, July 21 through Saturday, July 25
Tuesday, August 4 through Saturday, August 8
Otherwise, the nature center is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
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.
Bear Creek Nature Center 719-520-6387
Fountain Creek Nature Center 719-520-6745
El Paso County Public Health also encourages residents to seek out credible, reliable sources of information on COVID-19:
• El Paso County Public Health COVID-19 website
• Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment COVID-19 website
• CDC COVID-19 website
• Call CO HELP at 1-877-462-2911 or email COHELP@RMPDC.org
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.