Skunk River Greenbelt

Skunk River Greenbelt

The Skunk River Greenbelt is a public/private partnership supporting a 10 mile long trail system between Story City and Ames in central Iowa.

The trail follows the Skunk River beginning just south of Story City and ends at the McFarland Park Complex in northern Ames. There are additional spurs to the main trail originating at the southbound I-35 Rest Stop just south of Story City, Iowa and extensive trails in McFarland Park.

Recreational opportunities include:

* Off-road biking
* Primitive campsites
* Canoeing, kayaking, and tubing along the river portion of the trail
* Public Hunting Areas
* Several Geocaches

Wildlife in the area includes:

* Inhabited Beaver Pond near the northern terminus.
* Coyotes
* Wild turkeys
* Deer
* Muskrats
* Otters (rumored)
* Foxes

ources

* [http://www.storycounty.com/index.aspx?DN=404,390,15,6,1,Documents Story County official website]


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