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Skunk River

The Skunk River is a popular southeast Iowa river, depending on the water levels. A nice day paddle is from Oakland Mills (Faulkners Access) to Lowell (Stevenson Park). Paddlers interested in a two day paddle can start or camp at the Oakland Mills area near Mt. Pleasant. Click for more about Oakland Mills.
Most trips will start by meeting us in Lowell to park cars.

Directions to Lowell:

From Hwy 218 turn east on J20. Continue 8 miles to a T intersection where you meet X23. Turn left (North) 1 short mile into Lowell. Cross the river bridge and immediately look for a street to the left, you will see the park entrance.
From Hwy 34 east, pass Burlington and take the Middletown exit. Make a sharp right onto J20 before you actually get to Middletown. On J20 drive approximately 8 miles. Make a left hand turn before the state park entrance and drive around the park, staying on J20. You will make a left hand turn when you reach Lowell. The park entrance is on your right, immediately before the bridge.
From Hwy 34 west, take the X23 exit at New London towards Geode State Park. Stay on X23 approximately 8 miles to Lowell. The park entrance is on your right, immediately before the bridge.

Click here for river gauge at Augusta

For more information contact us at River Basin Canoe & Kayak.

River Basin Canoe & Kayak

13038 Hwy 61 North 
Burlington, IA
319-752-1857 or 1-800-RIVER-12
Summer hours:
Fridays 1 PM - 6 PM
Saturdays 10 AM - 6 PM
Sundays noon - 4 PM

Calls taken outside of open hours

All other times by private Appointment. Give us a call!
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