The Middle Raccoon River is a very popular river in Dallas County. This section of the river is designated as a Protected Waters Area River and provides many opportunities for canoeists, kayakers, fisherman, hikers, birdwatchers and many other low impact activities.
Parking is plentiful at the Redfield Dam site, and a boat ramp provides access to the river. A foot bridge and canoe access have recently been completed upstream from the dam itself on the west side of the river. You no longer have to portage out to a county paved road, cross over the bridge and then down to the boat ramp in order to continue down stream. Everything is on the same side, which is safer, a shorter distance and quicker.
West edge of Redfield, Iowa
From Hwy. 6, take 1st St. north to a four-way stop with Thomas St. Turn left (west) on Thomas St. and go west to the river. Bridge Street crosses the river.