Fountain Creek Nature Center is now open to the public. To combat the spread of COVID 19, we strongly encourage visitors to wear masks. At this time, we are limiting the number of visitors at one time to 9 individuals and we ask that you maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from other visitors and staff while in the center.
At this time, all public programs have been cancelled or rescheduled. Public programs beyond this date may be cancelled if necessary.
Bear Creek Nature Center 719-520-6387
Fountain Creek Nature Center 719-520-6745
We apologize for the inconvenience and we look forward to serving you in the near future.
* May be extended if necessary
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 s