Starrs Cave Park, Burlington area, Des Moines County, southeastern Iowa
Brian F. Glenister, Alan C. Kendall, Jennifer A. Person, (Collins), Alan-B. Shaw, 1987. "Starrs Cave Park, Burlington area, Des Moines County, southeastern Iowa", North-Central Section of the Geological Society of America, Donald L. Biggs
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Starrs Cave Park and Preserve is a facility situated on FlintCreek (Fig. 1) in the northern outskirts of Burlington, DesMoines County, Iowa (W½Sec.19, T.70N., R.2W.). It is administeredby the Des Moines County Conservation Board, Courthouse Burlington, Iowa 52601. Continuous exposures extending from the Late Devonian English River Siltstone through the Early Mississippian (Kinderhookian) carbonates of the North HillGroup and into the Medial Mississippian (Osagean) BurlingtonLimestone extend for 0.5 mi (0.8 km) along the east bank of FlintCreek. At low creek levels, the exposures are accessible directly from the Starrs Cave parking lot, on the west side of Flint Creekoff Irish Ridge Road. A steep foot trail down the cliffs to the eastprovides access from the northern extension of Irish Ridge Road during periods of high water.