Mac Coon Access

Camping at Mac Coon Access

Along the Skunk River on the eastern border of Jefferson County rests Mac Coon Access. This area has become a local favorite for those looking to camp or enjoy the river.


Named after the Game Warden from the 1930’s and 40’s, Mac Coon Access was purchased by the Department of Natural Resources in 1945. Jefferson County Conservation has a renewable 25-year management lease agreement which allows the Conservation Board to develop and manage the area.



Mac Coon Access Web Page


3293 Maccoon Rd

Lockridge, IA 52635


  • 22 campsites
  • Riverside with 20/30/50-amp electric hookups
  • Hillside with 20/30-amp electric hookups
  • Open May-October
  • First come, first served- No reservations
  • Sites are gravel pads with campfire ring and picnic table
  • Restrooms with pit toilets available
  • Dump Station Available


  • Fishing - Skunk River
  • Trail - hiking
  • Boating - boat ramp
  • Playground equipment
  • Picnic shelter


Camping from April 15 to October 31st

.Open to public hunting from August 31 to May 15

Mac Coon Access is prone to flooding. If you are uncertain about the current conditions please contact us at 641-472-4421.


Nightly Rate: $12 with electricity/ $9 without

14 day limit within 21 day period