Sleepy Hollow

This 21-acre roadside park serves as a water trail access on the Skunk River. Canoeing and stream fishing are available. Hiking, walking, bird watching, geocaching, and several other activities are possible however we do not maintain trails nor do we have picnic tables or grills available.


As of September 2023, an accessible blind for archery hunting is available for hunting reservations at Sleepy Hollow. This hunting opportunity is available for youth mentored hunts as well as individuals with disabilities. Click here for more info on the reservable archery blind.


Special Use Hunting Rules


Public Fishing Brochure


Skunk River Greenbelt Trails Map


Water Trail – South Skunk River Map


SCC Rules and Regulations


646 W. Riverside Rd, Ames IA 50010

North of Ames at the Junction of Highway 69 and Riverside Road.


Operating Hours & Seasons

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


This area is open year round.