Travel to Iowa
STEPHENS STATE FOREST
This state forest consists of six separate units in south-central Iowa. Included are areas of oak-hickory forest and some prairie, with two ponds and several creeks. White-tailed deer, coyote, and fox are among the wildlife.
Activities: There’s a small network of trails in the forest for hiking and backpacking. Cross-country skiing is possible during winter. Fishing is also available. Hunting is permitted in season.
Cam ping Regulations: Camping is restricted to several designated areas for backpackers along
trails in the western part of the 3,256-acre Whitebrest Unit. No fee is necessary.
For Further Information: Stephens State Forest, RR 3, Chariton, IA 50049; (515)774-4559.