Shimek State Forest
Effective, October 2, 2018, all of the equestrian trails are OPEN. This bulletin will be changed when the trail status has changed. (updated 10/2/2018)

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