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

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