Jakway Park

Modern Showerhouse
Modern Showerhouse
Silos and Smokestacks

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September 5, 2024    5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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Jakway Park, south of Aurora, is developed on the east side of Buffalo Creek with a campground, shower house and dump station! Modern restrooms are available, and the concrete shower house also serves as a storm shelter. The picturesque, shaded campground featur‚Äčes stately oak trees and campers can walk the adjacent self-guided trails and stop in the wildlife observation blind at the old quarry pond. Campers and visitors can try fishing for small fish in the creek or in the old quarry pond, walk to the playground, shelter house, and historic Richardson-Jakway House and grounds. Hunting is not allowed on the developed east side of Buffalo Creek.

West of Buffalo Creek, the largest section of the 315 acre park is managed for timber stand improvement, hunting, equestrian riding, nature appreciation and hiking.  



Located just 2 miles south of Aurora.

Jakway Park Camground: 2791 136th St., Aurora, IA 50607

Jakway Park Southeast woods entrance: 2777 136th St., Aurora, IA 50607

Jakway Park Southwest woods entrance: 2751 136th St., Aurora, IA 50607

Jakway Park North woods entrance: 2726 130th St., Aurora, IA 50607 ?


- Stream Fishing
- Hunting
- Self-guided hiking trails
- Ski trails
- Disc Golf Course
- Nature Appreciation
- Picnicking
- Shelter house with electricity
- Shower house
- Drinking Water
- Camping
- Dump Station
- Playground
- Vault Toilets
- Historic Site
- Observation blind
- Equestrian Trails

We are a Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area

View an aerial map of the boundaries of this property

Operating Hours & Seasons

Open year-round from 6:00 am to 10:30 pm.

The camping season runs from April 15th to October 1st, but may be subject to change.

Historic House Tours available by appointment (319-636-2617)

BCCB Rules and Regulations