Site Details

Shimek State Forest--Donnellson Unit - Lee County

GPS Coordinates: 40.642781, -91.6703033

Management: None listed

Directions: In western Lee Co. The entrance is 5.5 miles west of U.S. 218 along Hwy. 2, north side of the road. Stop at the first picnic area you come to on the right side of the entrance road. Walking back along the road itself and listening is often productive, particularly for Hooded Warbler. There is also a trail at the far edge of the picnic area, from along which many good birds are reported. The trail soon loops back to the picnic area if you turn left near the footbridge. A .pdf map is available at

Important Bird Area: IBA Entry for Shimek State Forest--Donnellson Unit