During your visit to the Indian Creek Recreation Area, you may see some of the animals that live here, such as black bears, coyotes, porcupines, squirrels and chipmunks. Mule deer are frequently sighted.
The most common reptile in the area is the garter snake; it is quite harmless. Several types of lizards also can be seen. The rattlesnake is the only venomous reptile in the area, but it is rather shy and rarely seen.
Birds of many different varieties, such as golden and bald eagles, and several types of hawks and owls, are common in this area. Smaller birds, such as woodpeckers, jays, blackbirds and sparrows, also live here. In spring and fall, ducks and geese frequent the area.
Keep your food stored at all times in one of the provided bear boxes if you are camping in the Indian Creek Campground. This can help prevent damage to your vehicle (a bear will make quick work of a car door or window) and is a safety must-do!