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Photo: 042, Lick Creek Unit: Lower Campground

Shimek Forest Campground, IA

Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Wed Jul 01 2015   Later Dates

Site, Loop:

042, Lick Creek Unit: Lower Campground



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Check-in: 4:00 pm

Departure date:
Check-out: 3:00 pm

Site Details:

  • Site Type: Equestrian
  • Site Reserve Type: Site-Specific
  • Checkin Time: 4:00 pm
  • Checkout Time: 3:00 pm
  • Type of Use: Overnight
  • Min Num of People: 1
  • Max Num of People: 6
  • Pets Allowed: Domestic,Horse
  • Min Num of Vehicles: 1
  • Max Num of Vehicles: 2
  • Driveway Entry: Back-In
  • Shade: Partial
  • Site Length: 85
  • Site Width: 49
  • Camp Pad Length: 58
  • Camp Pad Width: 14
  • Looking For Category: Horse Site,RV Site,Tent Site,Trailer Site
  • Camp Pad Composition: Gravel
  • Equestrian: Y
  • Fire Grill/Ring: Grill
  • Modern or NonModern: Non-Modern
  • Slope of Site: Level

Alerts and Important Information


Emerald ash borer (EAB) has been confirmed in a number of counties throughout Iowa. As a result, the entire state of Iowa is now under state and federal firewood transport quarantines. It is in direct violation of the federal quarantine to transport firewood from a quarantined area into a non-quarantined area. Park visitors are cautioned not to transport firewood across county lines in Iowa or across state lines since the movement of firewood throughout Iowa or to other states poses the greatest threat to quickly spread EAB even further. Do you part to help prevent the spread of EAB and other woodland pests. Please consider buying firewood locally near the park you are visiting and burn it all during your stay. For more information about EAB and the federal firewood transport quarantine, visit: www.iowadnr.gov/firewood

Equestrian trails may be closed for a period of time when rainfall or other natural events have created conditions that will cause the trail to degrade if further use is allowed. Equestrian trail closures will be posted on the Iowa DNR website at www.iowadnr.gov Enter "closure information" in the site search box located right above the "Inside DNR " tab. (http://www.iowadnr.gov/Destinations/StateParksRecAreas/ClosureInformation.aspx) For current trail status information, campers should check the DNR website when making a “last minute” reservation or before leaving for the park for their camping stay.

Equestrian Trail Closure Policy for Campers with Reservations ONLY:
If staff close the equestrian trails the day before your arrival date or on the day of your arrival, you can cancel your reservation per the standard cancellation policy or you may change your reservation per the change policy and pay a change fee. This exception to the change policy only applies to those reservations identified in this paragraph. The standard cancellation and change policies apply for all other reservations.

Pet Policy: Campers are not allowed to leave pets unattended in the campground. Pets are not allowed to run at large. All animals shall be kept on a leash not to exceed 6 feet in length. Pets must be kept quiet.



Cancellation Policy: Cancellation fee of $5 for online cancellations or $7 for call center cancellations applies for all cancellations. Cancellations the day before arrival will result in a forfeiture of one night's camping fee plus the cancellation fee. Cancellations on the arrival date will result in a forfeiture of two night's camping plus the cancellation fee. Change Policy: A $5 change fee applies. The last day to change a reservation is 4 days prior to arrival if paying by credit/debit card and 21 days prior to arrival if paying by check.

Reservation Website: iowastateparks.reserveamerica.com
Reservation Call Center: 1-877-427-2757


A : Available for online reservation (click to book arrival date)
L : Accepting Lottery Application (click to apply for the lottery)
C : Available for Call Center reservation
W : Available for Walk-up visitors (at facility, first-come-first-served)
R : Reserved
X : Not Available
Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.