Shimek State Forest


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Shimek State Forest


Location:Southeast Iowa, 1 mile east of Farmington.
Facilities:Forest comprises 5 units, 4 with recreation facilities: Farmington Unit has 8 campsites, boat ramp, picnic area (é), fishing dock, parking area, restrooms, and hiking trails (18.9 miles); Donnellson Unit has 11 campsites, 1 walk-in site, boat ramp, nature trail, picnic areas, and hiking trails (6.2 miles); Lick Creek Unit has 35 equestrian campsites, hitching rails, horse stalls, pit toilets, picnic tables, day-use area, and equestrian trails (25 miles); Keosauqua Unit has hiking trails (7.7 miles). Entire forest is open to hunting (except camping areas) and hiking.
Activities:Camping, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting.
Special Features:Shimek has the largest continuous stand of forest cover in the state.
Address:33653 Route J56
Farmington, IA 52626

Phone:319-878-3811
Web: www.iowadnr.com/forestry/shimek.html
Size: 9,148 acres.

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Southern Iowa offers two state forests--the Shimek State Forest and the Stevens State Forest.