Skunk River Flats

26995 Sand Hill Trail, Ames IA 50010

The Skunk River Flats is a 117-acre public hunting area owned by the Iowa DNR but managed by Story County Conservation. It was purchased through the Natural Resource Conservation Services wetlands program. 

A small area of floodplain forest is present near the Skunk River, but the area is mostly reconstructed prairie with a small restored wetland. Hiking, walking, bird watching, geocaching, and several other activities are possible however we do not maintain trails (other than a mowed perimeter path) nor do we have picnic tables or grills available.

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