Big Creek Lake Appreciation is a fun-filled day perfect for the whole family. During the event there will be free food, pontoon boat rides, canoeing, and plenty of opportunities for fishing as it is free fishing weekend in Iowa. Environmental educators from the Iowa DNR, ISU Extension, Central Iowa Anglers, Neal Smith Wildlife Refuge, Iowa Rivers Revival, among others will be there as well providing learning opportunities for all ages and information about the Big Creek Lake Watershed Project. Food for the event is sponsored by the Iowa Pork Producers.
The Big Creek Lake Watershed Project is aimed at protecting Big Creek lake by engaging residents in the watershed to install conservation practices and by making improvements at Big Creek State Park. Big Creek Lake Appreciation Day is our biggest event of year to highlight the project's success and the great recreational opportunities available at Big Creek State Park.