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Shimek State Forest

NE County Road J56.
Farmington, IA 52626

319-878-3811

Shimek State Forest is located in Lee and Van Buren Counties in southeast Iowa near the town of Farmington. The forest headquarters is located about 1 mile northeast of Farmington on county road J56. Recreational opportunities abound in the forest.

Advance campsite reservations can be booked for Lick Creek through the park reservation system. Half of the campsites are still available for self registration on a first come first-serve basis. See maps for campground and trail locations.

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