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Canoeing the Upper Iowa River in Winneshiek County, IA
Canoeing the Upper Iowa River in Winneshiek County, IA
Lake canoeing in Cerro Gordo County, IA
Fast water in Briggs Woods Park in Hamilton County, IA
Canoeing the Wapsipinicon River on a canoe trip in Linn County, IA

One of the best and "green" ways to explore Iowa is via a canoe or kayak on any one of hundreds of lakes, streams, rivers or ponds across the state. Nearly 600 county conservation areas allow canoeing/kayaking through over 675 stream or river accesses. Whether it is a quiet float down an interior river or stream in scenic northeast Iowa, or challenging the great Missouri River to the west along the Loess Hills - great opportunities abound! Iowa is still developing a listing of fast-water availability around the state - but by utilizing these many accesses already provided, many diverse experiences await your exploration!

Find a location to join in on the fun!

» 265th Street Bridge Access - Story County
» Matsell Bridge Natural Area - Linn County
» Alton Roadside Park - Sioux County
» McFarland Park - Story County
» Ambroson Recreation Area - Winnebago County
» McFarlane Park - Black Hawk County
» Anderson Canoe Access - Story County
» Middle River Forest Area - Adair County
» Annett Nature Center and Park - Warren County
» Midway Park - Woodbury County
» Askew Bridge/Cambridge Pond - Story County
» Mike Zack Wildlife Area - Cerro Gordo County
» Averydale Access - Cerro Gordo County
» Mill Creek Park - O'Brien County
» Bank Swallow Bend Wildlife Area - Warren County
» Millsite River Access - Plymouth County
» Becker Wildlife Area - Webster County
» Nelson Park - Crawford County
» Bell's Mill Park - Hamilton County
» North Cedar Natural Area - Linn County
» Bennett Access - Mitchell County
» Oak Grove Big Sioux Park - Sioux County
» Benton City Park - Benton County
» Oakland Mills Park - Henry County
» Big Hollow Recreation Area - Des Moines County
» Otranto Park - Mitchell County
» Big Sioux Park - Plymouth County
» Big Sioux Recreation Area - Sioux County
» Ozark Wildlife Area - Jackson County
» Bigelow Park - Brown's Lake - Woodbury County
» Pammel State Park - Madison County
» Blue-Bill Wildlife Area - Cerro Gordo County
» Paris Bridge Natural Area - Linn County
» Blue-Wing Marsh - Cerro Gordo County
» Peterson Park - Story County
» Briggs Woods Park and Golf Course - Hamilton County
» Peterson Park Access - Story County
» Pinicon Ridge Park - Linn County
» C.J. Shreck Access - Story County
» Prairie Heritage Center - O'Brien County
» Cedar Bridge Park - Mitchell County
» Redfield Dam - Dallas County
» Chain Lakes Natural Area - Linn County
» Riverside Park - Mitchell County
» Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt - Polk County
» Claybanks Forest - Cerro Gordo County
» Roberts Creek Park - Marion County
» Cold Springs Park - Cass County
» Robison Wildlife Acres - Story County
» Copeland Park Access - Woodbury County
» Rock Creek Marina & Campground - Clinton County
» Cordova Park - Marion County
» Rock Sioux Access - Sioux County
» Dahle Park - Winnebago County
» Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area - Muscatine County
» Dakins Lake - Story County
» Settlers Canoe Access - Sioux County
» Deep Lakes Park - Muscatine County
» Shewmaker Park - Decatur County
» Deer Creek - Webster County
» Skunk River Greenbelt - Story County
» Dog Creek Park - O'Brien County
» Sleepy Hollow - Story County
» Douma Park - O'Brien County
» Snyder Bend Park - Woodbury County
» Easter Lake Park - Polk County
» Soper's Mill - Story County
» Fairview Area - Sioux County
» South Cedar Natural Area - Linn County
» Fontana Park - Buchanan County
» Southeast Wildwood - Plymouth County
» Forest Reserve - Marshall County
» Southwood Conservation Area - Woodbury County
» Fort Des Moines Park - Polk County
» Spooky Hallow Canoe Access - Dickinson County
» Furrow Access - Marshall County
» Springer Woods - Decatur County
» Gabrielson Park - Gustafson Lake - Buena Vista County
» Strand Park - Cerro Gordo County
» Garfield Wildlife Area - Sioux County
» Sturchler Pit Area - Buena Vista County
» Green Castle Recreation Area - Marshall County
» T-38 Access - Mitchell County
» Halvorson Park - Mitchell County
» Hanging Rock - Dallas County
» Three Bridges County Park - Marshall County
» Hickory Grove Park - Story County
» Three Elms Area and Access - Buchanan County
» Hillview Recreation Area - Plymouth County
» Three Mile Recreational Area - Union County
» Horseshoe Bend Recreational Area - Dickinson County
» Three Waters Wildlife Area - Buena Vista County
» Inkpaduta Access - Woodbury County
» Timmons Grove Park - Marshall County
» Interstate Park - Mitchell County
» Troy Mills River Access - Linn County
» Iron Bridge Access - Buchanan County
» Troy Mills Wapsi Access - Buchanan County
» Jay G. Sigmund Memorial Site - Linn County
» Twin Forks Canoe Access - Dickinson County
» Jester, Lewis A., Park - Polk County
» Valley Canoe Access - Fayette County
» Joinerville Park - Jackson County
» VandeWeerd Pit - Sioux County
» Kennedy Memorial Park - Webster County
» Wakpicada Natural Area - Linn County
» Kingfisher Hollow - Cerro Gordo County
» Wapsi Environmental Center - Scott County
» Koutny Pond/Hoffman Woods - Buchanan County
» Wapsipinicon River Access - Buchanan County
» Kuhn Wildlife Area - Cerro Gordo County
» Water's Edge Nature Center - Kossuth County
» Lande River Conservation Area - Winnebago County
» White Wildlife Area - Cerro Gordo County
» Lekwa Access - Story County
» Willow Lake Recreation Area - Harrison County
» Winnebago Oxbow - Cerro Gordo County
» Linn Grove Dam Area - Buena Vista County
» Winnebago River Water Trail - Winnebago County
» Little Sioux Park - Woodbury County
» Winterfeld Boating & Fishing - Sioux County
» Mallard Marsh - Cerro Gordo County
» Yellow Banks Park - Polk County
» Maquoketa River Water Trail - Jackson County
» Zirbel Slough - Cerro Gordo County
» Martin Access - Cherokee County

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