Message from Forester John Byrd:
"Currently (10-11-2017) the trails at Shimek are OPEN. The forecast for this weekend (10-13 to 10-15) is looking like it could be a wet one with estimated rainfall amounts close to an inch. Trail status could change on Saturday in a moments notice. This is just a courtesy informational post to those coming to ride trails at Shimek State Forest. Up to date trail information can be found by calling 319-878-3811 or online at http://www.iowadnr.gov/Places-to-Go/State-Parks/Alerts-and-Closures.