Peterson Park Access

Built in 2013, this 2.5 acre area is a Skunk River Water Trail access and offers stream fishing, canoeing, and kayaking.  Bird watching, geocaching, and several other activities are possible, however we do not have picnic tables or grills available. 


Public Fishing Brochure


Skunk River Greenbelt Trails Map


Water Trail – South Skunk River Map


SCC Rules and Regulations


17952 Templeton Road, Ames IA 50010

1.72 miles east of Highway 69 on 180th Street, turn north on Templeton Road. The access road is on the east side of Templeton Road approximately 200 feet after the intersection of 180th Street & Templeton Road.

Operating Hours & Seasons

Park hours are 5:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. daily.


This area is open year round.