Big Springs Nature Area

Guttenberg, IA 52052 US


Big Springs Nature Park is located along the Great River Road National Scenic Byway just north of Guttenberg. This is a quiet, hidden natural area that has been historically used as a recreation and picnic area. The coldwater stream that originates on the property cascades down a series of limestone bedrock features, creating a natural stair step effect. The water’s total vertical drop within the 11 acre parcel is over 100 feet. Follow the trail alongside the spring or up the north side of the area, and don’t forget your bug spray!