Site Details

Jakway Forest County Park - Buchanan County

GPS Coordinates: 42.5925216, -91.7397881

Management: County

Description: Jakway Park, south of Aurora, is a picturesque, shaded campground featuring stately oak trees. Buffalo Creek winds through the forest. A wildlife observation blind is located in the woodland. This park is a designated Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area and is open year round.

Habitat: Woodland

Directions: From Aurora in Buchanan County, head south toward Warren St; turn left at the 1st cross street onto Warren St; turn right onto Slater Ave/Union St and continue to follow Slater Ave for 2.1 miles; turn right onto 136th St for 0.4 mile; continue onto Roberts Ave to the park.

Important Bird Area: IBA Entry for Jakway Forest County Park