Shimek State Forest
Effective, December 24, 2019, The Wet Weather Trail is OPEN. The equestrian trails have been CLOSED due to recent thawing. This bulletin will be removed when the trails have been re-opened. (Posted 12-24-2019 9AM)

For more information visit the Shimek State Forest page.

Nearby Lakes

White Oak
Black Oak
Des Moines River (Ottumwa to Farmington)
Indian Lake


Within park
Camping - Equestrian, Dock, Fishing, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Non-modern Campground, Park Lake, Pit Toilets, Scenic Driving Routes, Trails, Equestrian, Trails, Hiking, Trails, Mountain Bike, Water Hydrants , Wildflower Viewing, Wildlife Viewing

Less than a mile
ATM/Cash Machine, Church, Fuel, Vehicles, Grocery Store, Hunting, Medical Clinic, Playground, Retail, Drinks, Retail, Ice, Retail, Snacks, Town

More than a mile
Antiquing, Retail, Firewood