About Turtle Creek

Turtle Creek winds its way for over 30 miles from Turtle Lake near Delavan, Wisconsin to the Rock River in South Beloit, Illinois. This scenic waterway offers great opportunities for paddling, tubing and fishing.  Tiffany Bridge, a historic, hand-built, 5-arch limestone railroad bridge is one of the most photographed historic icons in Rock County.  The City of Beloit has miles of trails along the creek in Turtle Creek Greenway, offering year round enjoyment, including cross country skiing. We invite you to come experience our beautiful Turtle Creek.




Friends of Turtle Creek

friends of turtle creek beloit wisconsin logo (Custom)Friends of Turtle Creek is an informal group of people that are interested in protecting, enhancing and preserving Turtle Creek in Rock County for all to enjoy safely. We formed this group in spring of 2015. There is no cost to be part of this group. We invite you to join Friends of Turtle Creek activities. Learn more about our group.

Some of the things Friends of Turtle Creek plans to do:

  • Hold periodic informational meetings
  • Plan work days to help with Water Trail and Access Point Improvement
  • Hold Group Paddle Trips
  • Water trail blockage reporting & clearing
  • Encourage Citizen Water Quality Monitoring
  • Work with local and state entities to protect and improve the waterway

Latest News

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History Along Turtle Creek

Whether you’re paddling or hiking along Turtle Creek you are moving along the same waters […]

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Creek Walking – A whole new way to explore Turtle Creek

I experienced Turtle Creek a whole new way the other day.
It was an unusually hot […]

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Be A Safe Paddler!

Nature At The Confluence in South Beloit recently held a “Safe Paddling 101” program so paddlers […]

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Earth Day Work Day planned for Tiffany Bridge property

A final spring volunteer work effort clearing County Road J sightlines to the Five Arch […]

Upcoming Events

Dec 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Turtle Creek Parkway
The Tiffany Bridge will be 150 years old next year. It was built in 1869 and it is considered to be the oldest stone arch bridge in the state of Wisconsin. We’re holding a brainstorming session on Wed., Dec 15 at 5pm at the building at Turtle Creek Parkway (adjacent to Tiffany Bridge) to discuss[...]

Contact Us

  • Please give as much details as you can (location, nearest bridge, ect.) If this is an issue that requires immediate attention, we recommend you contact local authorities or the WI DNR.