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DNR to close Olofson, Banner shooting ranges

DNR to close Olofson, Banner shooting ranges

  • 3/18/2020 2:45:00 PM
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Des Moines, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has closed the Olofson shooting range, near Big Creek State Park, and the Banner shooting range at Summerset State Park,  through March 31.
Ramsey Subaru donates bike racks to five Iowa state parks

Ramsey Subaru donates bike racks to five Iowa state parks

  • 10/22/2019 3:54:00 PM
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DES MOINES – Ramsey Subaru of Des Moines has donated $2,500 to purchase bike racks at five Iowa state parks. The dealership will present the check at a small ceremony at Big Creek State Park on Friday, Oct. 25 at 2 p.m.
Big Creek boat ramp temporarily closed for emergency road repairs

Big Creek boat ramp temporarily closed for emergency road repairs

  • 6/4/2019 2:08:00 PM
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POLK CITY, Iowa -- Emergency repairs are needed after recent rainfall damaged NW 100th Street leading up to the boat ramp at Big Creek. The repairs are expected to take up to one week and will require the road to be temporarily closed during this time and will restrict access to the boat ramp located at the end of the drive.
Outdoors skills classes offered at Olofson shooting range

Outdoors skills classes offered at Olofson shooting range

  • 1/8/2019 12:34:00 PM
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Polk City, Iowa - The Olofson Shooting Range, at Big Creek State Park, has scheduled more than 70 outdoor skills programs open to the public in 2019, including hunter education, hand gun basics, taxidermy, Dutch oven cooking, how to use a trail camera and more. Programs begin on Jan. 16 with a course on cleaning and storing guns.  
7 lakes you’ve got to fish this fall

7 lakes you’ve got to fish this fall

  • 10/23/2018 3:27:00 PM
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Get out and enjoy Iowa’s fantastic fishing opportunities. The air is cool, the views are picturesque, lakes are less crowded and the fish are easy to catch.
White bass die off at Big Creek Lake

White bass die off at Big Creek Lake

  • 8/28/2017 8:34:00 AM
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Polk City - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has confirmed a fish kill involving white bass at Big Creek Lake.  
DNR investigating fish kill near in Des Moines County

DNR investigating fish kill near in Des Moines County

  • 8/4/2016 4:58:00 PM
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YARMOUTH – A fish kill near the headwaters of Big Creek about a mile west of Yarmouth in Des Moines County resulted in less than a quarter of a mile of stream being impacted.
Temporary Trail Closure at Big Creek State Park

Temporary Trail Closure at Big Creek State Park

  • 6/21/2016 11:35:00 AM
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Des Moines – The Neal Smith Trail will be closed temporarily near mile marker 24 for repairs beginning Wednesday, June 22. The section of the trail is located near the Gannet Shelter and east boat ramp in Big Creek State Park. Repairs are expected to be completed June 24, weather permitting.
Fish Barrier Research Project Begins at Big Creek Lake & Brushy Creek Lake Spillways

Fish Barrier Research Project Begins at Big Creek Lake & Brushy Creek Lake Spillways

  • 3/29/2016 7:36:00 AM
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A physical fish barrier fence, made of horizontal bars, was installed in 2012 at the Big Creek spillway to reduce adult walleye and muskellunge escapement from Big Creek Lake. The barrier was a collaborative project between the Central Iowa Anglers, Recycled Fish, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
Beware of Ice on Big Creek Lake

Beware of Ice on Big Creek Lake

  • 1/14/2016 4:14:00 AM
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POLK CITY – The DNR is warning anglers to use extreme caution when venturing onto the lake at Big Creek State Park because of construction activity occurring near the dam.
Olofson Shooting Range to Close Dec 20 for Construction

Olofson Shooting Range to Close Dec 20 for Construction

  • 12/1/2015 7:04:00 AM
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POLK CITY - The Charles “Butch” Olofson shooting range at Big Creek State Park in Polk County will close on December 20 to allow contractors to remove the old structures and install a new registration and classroom facility, add new baffles, and conduct lead reclamation and berm maintenance.