Oakland Mills Park offers amenities for all types of campers - you'll love it!


  Oakland Mills Park

South shore area of Oakland Mills Park  The South Shore Area has a 24 site semi-modern campground (50-amp electrical hook-ups) and 11 primitive sites, each with a view of the Skunk River. CAMPING CLOSED MID-OCTOBER THROUGH MID-APRIL.

The Top-of-the-Hill Area contains 6 new campsites and 4 new campsites in a Group Camping Area. All campsites have 50-amp hook-ups. CAMPING OPEN YEAR-ROUND WITH SELF REGISTRATION BEING IN PLACE DURING WINTER MONTHS.
Facilities include a shower house, picnic shelter, rest rooms, a modern fish cleaning station, a trailer sanitation dump station and fishing accesses to the Skunk River.

The picnic shelter may be reserved. Please contact the Conservation Department's Office at (319) 986-5067.
Oakland Mills Park - Picnic Shelter
Hiking trails for your pleasure and education! Hiking trails wind through much of the timbered areas in Oakland Mills Park, creating an excellent classroom for environmental education.
A historic wagon bridge across the Skunk River has been converted to a pedestrian footbridge to provide visitors with a scenic overview of the area. Covered picnic areas are also located on the footbridge. Footbridge at Oakland Mills
Oakland Mills Dam The Oakland Mills Dam was a hydroelectric plant built in the 1920's. This plant provided electricity for the area for nearly 40 years before being abandoned. Now used as a fishing pier on the Skunk River, it is an area landmark. A viewing telescope has also been installed to view the wildlife found along the banks of the Skunk River.
The North Shore Area features a cozy campground with 10 primitive campsites, a rest room, and a picnic shelter. CAMPING CLOSED MID-OCTOBER THROUGH MID-APRIL. During the winter months, the North Shore Area becomes a favorite place to view Bald Eagles on the Skunk River. The picnic shelter may be reserved. Please contact the Conservation Department's Office at (319) 986-5067. North Shore Area


Driving Directions:

North Shore

South Shore

Office

Nature Center

Top of the Hill


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GEOCACHE

Oakland Mills Park has its own GEOCACHE! Go to www.geocaching.com for more information.

Kitty Cache

A cache by the Henry County Conservation Department            Hidden: 7-2009

Size: Small/ multiple                          Difficulty: 3 stars                   Terrain: 2 mild, but long distance

Start at N4055.886 W    09137.104

From there, head for the first cache at 4055.903 W    09137.144

Hint: You will be looking for a camouflage ammunition box.

 In Iowa, United States

 Notes about the cache:

Nice walk around a county park to find multiple caches. Shows off many aspects of the park. Caches are located in the vicinity of different trails- you will have to walk off the trails to find them. Follow the clues to the next area and cache. KEEP YOUR EYES AND EARS OPEN and pay attention to your surroundings. The hunt begins in an open, obvious place.

 
 
             

Cottontail

Oakland Mills Nature Center - Turkey

Oakland Mills Nature Center - Fox Pup

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