Cobus Creek

Area: 23,413 ac.

HUC: 040500012203 (what is a Hydrologic Unit Code HUC?)

Cobus Creek Watershed is located in both Michigan and Indiana: Cass County, MI and Elkhart and St. Joseph Counties in Indiana. Its 23,413 acres are composed primarily of agriculture in the north, developed residential and commercial land uses in the south, and forest and wetlands sprinkled among several surface water bodies. Many residents live in close proximity to Cobus Creek or one of the watershed’s seven lakes and many are very interested in preserving the health of their creek, lakes, and the 1,600 acres of wetlands associated with them. This watershed is especially unique in that it is one of the very few cool-water streams in Indiana supporting a naturally reproducing population of brown trout, walleye, and blue gill, making it a popular spot for local anglers. These attributes help explain why Cobus Creek Watershed is held in such high regard by its landowners and stakeholders. A Watershed Diagnostic Study was completed for Cobus Creek in 2017.

What’s going on in the Cobus Creek Watershed?

Get involved in efforts to protect the Cobus Creek Watershed by learning more and having fun.

Elkhart Conservation Club

In 2020, the Elkhart River Restoration Association launched efforts to protect and improve the Upper Elkhart River Watershed…

Cobus Creek County Park

Cobus Creek County Park is located in the northwest corner of Elkhart County. Once farmland, this 84-acre site contains a variety of natural habitats from…

How’s the water?

There are many ways that water quality can be tracked. Check out these helpful websites to look at data relating to water quality.

Watershed Partners