Shimek State Forest


Shimek State Forest
33653 Route J56
Farmington, IA 52626
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The 4 lakes in the Farmington and Donnellson Units are stocked with bass, channel catfish and panfish. The Lick Creek Unit contains two equestrian campgrounds, one with 11 sites and the other with 24 sites. There are 25 miles of equestrian trails on the Lick Creek Unit. Equestrian facilities include hitching rails, pit toilets, fire rings, picnic tables, gravel parking pads, a water hydrant and shade for horses. There are stalls for overnight stabling. A day-use area, next to the upper equestrian campground, is provided for those not camping. The Keosauqua Unit has 7.7 miles of hiking trails. The entire forest is open to hunting (except camping areas), and hiking.