Jakway Park, south of Aurora, has a new shower house and dump station! Modern restrooms are now available, and the concrete facility also serves as a storm shelter. Jakway is a picturesque, shaded campground featuring stately oak trees. The campground is nestled in the vast Jakway Forest, and campers can walk the self-guided and forest trails. Buffalo Creek winds through the forest. Campers can try fishing for small fish in the creek, or in the old quarry pond. Also at Jakway, campers can walk to the playground, use the shelter house, and view the historic Richardson-Jakway House and grounds. A wildlife observation blind is located in the woodland.
This 315 acre park offers:
Self-guided hiking trails
New shower house
Historic buildings and interpretive signs
We are a Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area