The South Skunk River traverses Jasper County and has two main access points: Oswalt Bridge in Colfax and Beyers Bridge near Reasnor. Both areas have parking available and are managed by the Jasper County Conservation Board. Improvements to the areas are planned with eth next 5 years. North Skunk River accesses in Jasper County include Holmdahl Park in Kellogg and Wagaman Mill in Lynnville. Holmdahl Park is owned by the City of Kellogg and provides its users with parking, picnicking facilities, a playground, tennis courts, and a walking trail.
The Wagaman Mill access is managed by the Jasper County Conservation Board and provides parking and picnicking facilities, as well as overnight accommodations across the river at the Fox Trace Inn Bed and Breakfast. A new portage path around the low head dam in Lynnville was constructed in the fall of 2007 with funding from the Iowa DNR Dam Signage grant funds. In the fall of 2008, an improved portage access will be constructed in Kellogg with funds from the DNR Water Trails Program. See a list of South Skunk and North Skunk accesses and distances between each landing (PDF).