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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
» McFarland Park - Story County
» Alton Roadside Park - Sioux County
» McFarlane Park - Black Hawk County
» Ambroson Recreation Area - Winnebago County
» Middle River Forest Area - Adair County
» Anderson Canoe Access - Story County
» Midway Park - Woodbury County
» Annett Nature Center and Park - Warren County
» Mike Zack Wildlife Area - Cerro Gordo County
» Askew Bridge/Cambridge Pond - Story County
» Mill Creek Park - O'Brien County
» Averydale Access - Cerro Gordo County
» Millsite River Access - Plymouth County
» Bank Swallow Bend Wildlife Area - Warren County
» Nelson Park - Crawford County
» Becker Wildlife Area - Webster County
» North Cedar Natural Area - Linn County
» Bell's Mill Park - Hamilton County
» Oak Grove Big Sioux Park - Sioux County
» Bennett Access - Mitchell County
» Oakland Mills Park - Henry County
» Benton City Park - Benton County
» Otranto Park - Mitchell County
» Big Sioux Park - Plymouth County
» Big Sioux Recreation Area - Sioux County
» Ozark Wildlife Area - Jackson County
» Blue-Bill Wildlife Area - Cerro Gordo County
» Pammel State Park - Madison County
» Blue-Wing Marsh - Cerro Gordo County
» Paris Bridge Natural Area - Linn County
» Briggs Woods Park and Golf Course - Hamilton County
» Peterson Park - Story County
» Brown's Lake (712-258-0838) - Woodbury 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
» Dahle Park - Winnebago County
» Rock Sioux Access - Sioux County
» Dakins Lake - Story County
» Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area - Muscatine County
» Deep Lakes Park - Muscatine County
» Settlers Canoe Access - Sioux County
» Deer Creek - Webster County
» Shewmaker Park - Decatur County
» Dog Creek Park - O'Brien County
» Skunk River Greenbelt - Story County
» Douma Park - O'Brien County
» Sleepy Hollow - Story County
» Easter Lake Park - Polk County
» Snyder Bend Park (712-258-0838) - Woodbury County
» Fairview Area - Sioux County
» Soper's Mill - Story County
» Fontana Park - Buchanan County
» South Cedar Natural Area - Linn County
» Forest Reserve - Marshall County
» Southeast Wildwood - Plymouth County
» Fort Des Moines Park - Polk County
» Furrow Access - Marshall County
» Spooky Hallow Canoe Access - Dickinson County
» Gabrielson Park - Gustafson Lake - Buena Vista County
» Springer Woods - Decatur County
» Garfield Wildlife Area - Sioux County
» Strand Park - Cerro Gordo County
» Green Castle Recreation Area - Marshall County
» Sturchler Pit Area - Buena Vista County
» Halvorson Park - Mitchell County
» T-38 Access - Mitchell County
» Hanging Rock - Dallas County
» Hickory Grove Park - Story County
» Three Bridges County Park - Marshall County
» Hillview Recreation Area - Plymouth County
» Three Elms Area and Access - Buchanan County
» Horseshoe Bend Recreational Area - Dickinson County
» Three Mile Recreational Area - Union County
» Inkpaduta Access - Woodbury County
» Three Waters Wildlife Area - Buena Vista County
» Interstate Park - Mitchell County
» Timmons Grove Park - Marshall County
» Iron Bridge Access - Buchanan County
» Troy Mills River Access - Linn County
» Jay G. Sigmund Memorial Site - Linn County
» Troy Mills Wapsi Access - Buchanan County
» Jester, Lewis A., Park - Polk County
» Twin Forks Canoe Access - Dickinson County
» Joinerville Park - Jackson County
» Valley Canoe Access - Fayette County
» Kennedy Memorial Park - Webster County
» VandeWeerd Pit - Sioux County
» Kingfisher Hollow - Cerro Gordo County
» Wakpicada Natural Area - Linn County
» Koutny Pond/Hoffman Woods - Buchanan County
» Wapsi Environmental Center - Scott County
» Kuhn Wildlife Area - Cerro Gordo County
» Wapsipinicon River Access - Buchanan County
» Lande River Conservation Area - Winnebago County
» Water's Edge Nature Center - Kossuth County
» Lekwa Access - Story County
» White Wildlife Area - Cerro Gordo County
» Linn Grove Dam Area - Buena Vista County
» Winnebago Oxbow - Cerro Gordo County
» Little Sioux Park (712-258-0838) - Woodbury County
» Winnebago River Water Trail - Winnebago County
» Mallard Marsh - Cerro Gordo County
» Winterfeld Boating & Fishing - Sioux County
» Maquoketa River Water Trail - Jackson County
» Yellow Banks Park - Polk County
» Martin Access - Cherokee County
» Zirbel Slough - Cerro Gordo County
» Matsell Bridge Natural Area - Linn County

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