The Skunk River Flats is a 117-acre public hunting area owned by the Iowa DNR but managed by Story County Conservation (SCC). It was purchased through the Natural Resource Conservation Services wetlands program.
SCC is in the process of acquiring an adjacent 40-acre tract to eventually become an extension, bringing this area to a total of 157 acres open for public hunting.
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.