West Fork Forest Access

Located along County Road T55, the 108 acre West Fork Forest Access provides excellent wildlife habitat for many species of wildlife.  Dotted with potholes, the area offers good early season waterfowl hunting, while an abundance of swamp white oaks and tree plantings of pines and cedars provide food and cover for squirrels, deer, and turkey.  A small earthen base boat ramp is available to launch small boats or canoes, but canoeing the West Fork River may be difficult due to large numbers of trees in the water.  Primitive camping is allowed in the area, but water and restroom facilities are not available. 


The West Fork Forest Access is located south and west of Shell Rock, Iowa on County Road T-55.


  • Public Hunting
  • Canoe and Small Boat Access

Operating Hours & Seasons

Butler County Parks are open 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily.