Stephens State Forest

Stephens State Forest


Location:Forest headquarters office is located near the north edge of Chariton, 1 block west of Highway 14.
Facilities:Some units have campgrounds, including equestrian campgrounds, stocked ponds for fishing, and developed trails.
Activities:Camping, picnicking, fishing, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, hiking, and backpacking in designated areas; most of the forest is open to hunting.
Special Features:Forest was a base of operations for the Civilian Conservation Corps demonstration plantings of hardwoods and conifers in the 1930s. Over the years, ongoing practices have continued to improve forest production, as well as create wildlife habitat, control erosion, and protect the watershed.
Address:1111 N 8th St
Chariton, IA 50049

Phone:641-774-4559
Web: www.iowadnr.com/forestry/stephens.html
Size: 7 units totaling 14,112 acres.

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Top public areas include the Coralville, Saylorville, Red Rock and Rathbun Reservoirs and the Stephens State Forest (south) and the Yellow River State Forest in the northeast.