Spicer Lake Nature Preserve

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Spicer Lake Nature Preserve

Indiana

(574) 654-3155

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Things To Do

Bird Watching
Hiking
RVing

Overview

Spicer Lake Nature Preserve is located just south of the state line on County Line Road in New Carlisle. The 320-acre nature preserve features a boardwalk which allows visitors to experience the wetlands year-round. Interpretive programs are available for the public, school groups, and organizations. Local colleges and universities have received permission to conduct research on the preserve. The land's unique characteristics are well-respected within the environmental community, and the preserve's natural beauty brings visitors from all corners of the county and beyond. Hiking: There are 5 hiking trails in the park, including an accessible boardwalk through the wetlands. Bird Watching: Spicer Lake is home to dozens of species of birds, and is the perfect spot for bird watching. Particularly in the spring and fall, large flocks of migratory songbirds feast on the abundant insects and berries of the wetlands ecosystem. Hiking: There are 5 hiking trails in the park, including an accessible boardwalk through the wetlands. Picnicking: Picnic tables are located near the Visitor's Center. Open-air pavilion with picnic tables and grill is available first-come, first serve. Wildlife Viewing: The preserve is home to several endangered species of plants and animals. View pond species up close on our floating docks and observation platform, and see a wide variety of wildlife as you hike through the woods and wetlands.

Map of Spicer Lake Nature Preserve

Latitude, Longitude: 41.754239, -86.524154

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(574) 654-3155

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