Activities

 
Canoeing & Kayaking Canoeing & Kayaking at Oakland Mills Park
The Conservation Boards of Henry, Jefferson, Keokuk and Washington County and the Jefferson County Trails Council, hope the Skunk River Water Trail will entice more people into enjoying the natural resources of the Skunk River corridor in southeast Iowa. The real natural beauty of the Skunk River can be enjoyed best by navigating the river in a motor boat, canoe or kayak. After the North and South Skunk River join just south of Sigourney, the river meanders freely for most of its 100 miles through farmland and wooded areas until it joins the Mississippi River. Make sure you take along your fishing pole and bait. The Skunk River is notoriously known for it’s excellent fishing. The shoreline of nearly every stretch and bend of the river is littered with fallen trees, creating excellent habitat for channel catfish, flathead catfish, freshwater drum and carp.The Skunk River, as any river, should be enjoyed with caution and great respect. After heavy rains, the river can rise rapidly resulting in strong currents and floating debris causing dangerous situations. Be respectful of the river, others who use it, and the people who live along its shores. Please dispose of refuse properly and wear your life jacket!
Disc Golf Disc Golf at Oakland Mills Park

Riverview Disc Golf Course: Located in the Virden Area, this course begins the disc golfer's "round" at Oakland Mills Park.

Woodland Disc Golf Course: This course is considered as the "Back 9" to the Riverview Disc Golf Course, located in the Virden Area of Oakland Mills Park

Disc Golf Disc Golf at Oakland Mills Park, Top-of-Hill Area

Woodland Disc Golf Course. This course is considered the “Back 9” to the Riverview Disc Golf Course, located in the Virden Area of Oakland Mills Park.

Fishing Fishing at Faulkner's Access
Faulkner's Access provides anglers and snowmobiles with a boat ramp to access the Skunk River.
Hunting Hunting at Faulkner's Access
Faulkner's Access provides a great place for deer, turkey, or mushroom hunting.
Hunting Hunting at Ketchum Switch Recreation Area
Ketchum Switch Recreation Area is a 270 acre "controlled access" area which is managed as a quality hunting and fishing experience. Consisting of predominantly mature timber and native grass covered rolling hills, the area is a hunter's paradise. Anglers can try their luck fishing the ponds which have been stocked with catfish, bass, and bluegills.

Ketchum Switch is divided into four quadrants with a maximum of two people per quadrant. Access can only be obtained by permit, available from the Conservation Department's Office. See "Related Items" for complete regulations.

A PERMIT IS REQUIRED FOR THIS AREA.
Trails & Hiking Trails & Hiking at Oakland Mills Park, Top-of-Hill Area

The CODE Trail is the newest trail in the Top-of-Hill Area. Overlapping with the Self-Guided Nature Trail and the Woodland Disc Golf Course, the CODE trail incorporates the use of your smart phone with a hiking experience.

Trails & Hiking Trails & Hiking at Oakland Mills Park
The CODE Trail is the newest trail in the Top-of-Hill Area. Overlapping with the Self-Guided Nature Trail and the Woodland Disc Golf Course, the CODE trail incorporates the use of your smart phone with a hiking experience.