* Distances listed are direct linear distances, actual travel distance may be different.|
Lake Sugema Campgrounds are located off Hwy 2 South of Keosauqua, Iowa. The 574-acre lake is stocked with largemouth bass, bluegill, black crappie, channel catfish, and Walleye. Extensive planning was done by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to establish underwater structure that helps fish survive and reproduce.|
An asphalt road leads off of Hwy 2 to a large camping area with a shelterhouse, sewer dump station, handicapped-accessible showerhouse, playground, 23 hard surfaced 50 ft. Camp pads, 8 primitive campsites, 8 slip boat dock and a boat trailer parking area. Hiking trails, cabins for rent on both the south side and north side of the lake.
Lake Sugema is located in the Villages of Van Buren, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Southeast Iowa. 2 Historic Districts filled with antique,craft shops, working artists such as sculptors, blacksmith and pottery, artist workshops, various trails and parks throughout the different scenic villages. This is an area where there are no large cities or traffic and stepping back in time and relaxing with fishing, browsing the antique or craft shops. Tour the free Indian Artifact Museum with over 4,000 artifacts found locally or stop in at the local fudge shop or Mennonite/Amish grocery store with bulk products.
A few miles away there is Lacey State Park in Keosauqua with trails and campgrounds and Shimmek Forest in Farmington, Iowa with horseback riding or bring your own horse and enjoy miles of scenic trails, themed cabins and Lodge to enjoy large group get togethers.
For a variety of different activities, visit http://www. Villagesofvanburen. Com or on different county campgrounds www. Greefstore.com
Submitted by Cheryl Duke