F.W. Kent Park

MODERATE 2 reviews

F.W. Kent Park is a moderately trafficked loop trail located near Oxford, IA that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November.







nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving

trail running


whitewater kayaking

cross country skiing





wild flowers



old growth

This picturesque 1,082-acre park is one of Iowas premier county parks and one of the nicest you will find anywhere. A 27-acre lake, nine and one-half miles of hiking trails. Nine and one-half miles of hiking trails featuring grassed and crushed rock surfaces run through Kent Park's many native communities. The crushed rock trail around the lake provides anglers with access to the entire shoreline. In the winter some of the trails can be used for cross country skiing. Seven historic country road bridges have been relocated to Kent Park and utilized on the trail around the 27-acre lake. The Conservation Education Center is utilized year-round for educational programs and workshops. Current programs include prairie hikes, fishing clinics, programs on specific outdoor skills, day camps, weekend workshops, and much more. Youth and adult groups can work with the J.C.C.B naturalist to schedule conservation-related programs in this building. Many educational materials are available for checkout by group leaders. Insect nets, aquatic study equipment, binoculars and other materials are available. For further details contact the naturalist at (319) 645-1011. One half of the building has been converted to a hands-on learning center featuring interactive displays, dioramas, a wildlife viewing area and many other interesting features. Open to the public.