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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
» Maynes Grove - Franklin 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
» Motor Mill Historic Site - Clayton County
» Bell's Mill Park - Hamilton County
» Nelson Park - Crawford County
» Bennett Access - Mitchell County
» North Cedar Natural Area - Linn County
» Bennett Access - Carroll 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
» Oxford Mills - Jones County
» Big Spring Campground - Clayton County
» Ozark Wildlife Area - Jackson County
» Big Woods Lake Campground - Black Hawk County
» Pammel State Park - Madison County
» Bigelow Park - Brown's Lake - Woodbury County
» Paris Bridge Natural Area - Linn County
» Blue-Bill Wildlife Area - Cerro Gordo County
» Peterson Park - Story County
» Blue-Wing Marsh - Cerro Gordo County
» Peterson Park Access - Story County
» Briggs Woods Park and Golf Course - Hamilton County
» Pictured Rocks - Jones 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
» Central Park - Jones County
» Riverside Park - Carroll 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 Bluff Park - Wapello County
» Cordova Park - Marion 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
» Sawmill Hollow Wildlife Area - Harrison County
» Deer Creek - Webster County
» Schaben Park - Harrison County
» Dog Creek Park - O'Brien County
» Scharnberg Park - Clay County
» Don Williams Recreation Area - Boone County
» Settlers Canoe Access - Sioux County
» Douma Park - O'Brien County
» Shewmaker Park - Decatur County
» E-18 Greenbelt Access - Story County
» Skunk River Greenbelt - Story County
» Easter Lake Park - Polk County
» Sleepy Hollow - Story County
» Fairview Area - Sioux County
» Snyder Bend Park - Woodbury County
» Fontana Park - Buchanan County
» Soper's Mill - Story County
» Forest Reserve - Marshall County
» South Cedar Natural Area - Linn County
» Fort Des Moines Park - Polk County
» Southeast Wildwood - Plymouth County
» Southwood Conservation Area - Woodbury County
» Frieden Park - Clayton County
» Springer Woods - Decatur County
» Furrow Access - Marshall County
» Strand Park - Cerro Gordo County
» Gabrielson Park - Gustafson Lake - Buena Vista County
» Sturchler Pit Area - Buena Vista County
» Garfield Wildlife Area - Sioux County
» Swan Lake State Park - Carroll County
» Gray Eagle Wildlife Preserve - Wapello County
» Sycamore Natural Area - Wapello 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
» Inkpaduta Access - Woodbury County
» Three Waters Wildlife Area - Buena Vista County
» Interstate Park - Mitchell County
» Timmons Grove Park - Marshall County
» Tower Rock - Hardin County
» Jay G. Sigmund Memorial Site - Linn County
» Troy Mills River Access - Linn County
» Jester, Lewis A., Park - Polk County
» Troy Mills Wapsi Access - Buchanan County
» Joinerville Park - Jackson County
» Turkey River Park - Clayton County
» Kennedy Memorial Park - Webster County
» Kingfisher Hollow - Cerro Gordo County
» Vande Weerd Pit - Sioux County
» Koutny Pond/Hoffman Woods - Buchanan County
» Wakpicada Natural Area - Linn County
» Kuhn Wildlife Area - Cerro Gordo County
» Wapsi Environmental Center - Scott County
» Lande River Conservation Area - Winnebago County
» Wapsipinicon River Access - Buchanan County
» Lekwa Access - Story County
» Water's Edge Nature Center - Kossuth County
» White Wildlife Area - Cerro Gordo County
» Linn Grove Dam Area - Buena Vista County
» Willow Lake Recreation Area - Harrison County
» Little Sioux Park - Woodbury County
» Winnebago Oxbow - Cerro Gordo County
» Mac Coon Access - Jefferson County
» Winnebago River Water Trail - Winnebago County
» Mallard Marsh - Cerro Gordo County
» Winterfeld Pond - 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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