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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
» Mallard Marsh - Cerro Gordo County
» Alton Roadside Park - Sioux County
» Maquoketa River Water Trail - Jackson County
» Ambroson Recreation Area - Winnebago County
» Martin Access - Cherokee County
» Anderson Canoe Access - Story County
» Massillon Park - Cedar County
» Annett Nature Center and Park - Warren County
» Maynes Grove - Franklin County
» Askew Bridge/Cambridge Pond - Story County
» McFarland Park - Story County
» Averydale Access - Cerro Gordo County
» McFarlane Park - Black Hawk County
» Bank Swallow Bend Wildlife Area - Warren County
» Middle River Forest Area - Adair County
» Beaver Meadows - Butler County
» Midway Park - Woodbury County
» Becker Wildlife Area - Webster County
» Mike Zack Wildlife Area - Cerro Gordo County
» Bell's Mill Park - Hamilton County
» Mill Creek Park - O'Brien County
» Bennett Access - Mitchell County
» Millsite River Access - Plymouth County
» Bennett Access - Carroll County
» Motor Mill Historic Site - Clayton County
» Benton City-Fry Recreation Area - Benton County
» Nelson Park - Crawford County
» Big Hollow Recreation Area - Des Moines County
» Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park - Sioux County
» Big Sioux Park - Plymouth County
» Oakland Mills Park - Henry County
» Big Sioux Recreation Area - Sioux County
» Otranto Park - Mitchell County
» Big Spring Campground - Clayton County
» Big Woods Lake Campground - Black Hawk County
» Oxford Mills - Jones County
» Bigelow Park - Brown's Lake - Woodbury County
» Ozark Wildlife Area - Jackson County
» Blue-Bill Wildlife Area - Cerro Gordo County
» Pammel State Park - Madison County
» Blue-Wing Marsh - Cerro Gordo County
» Peterson Park - Story County
» Briggs Woods Park and Golf Course - Hamilton County
» Peterson Park Access - Story County
» Pictured Rocks - Jones County
» C.J. Shreck Access - Story County
» Prairie Heritage Center - O'Brien County
» Calhoun Wildlife Area - Calhoun County
» Redfield Boat Ramp - Dallas County
» Camp Comfort Recreation Area - Butler County
» Renning Landing - Butler County
» Cedar Bridge Park - Mitchell County
» Riverside Park - Carroll County
» Central Park - Jones 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
» Rodgers Park - Benton County
» Deep Lakes Park - Muscatine County
» Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area - Muscatine County
» Deer Creek - Webster County
» Sawmill Hollow Wildlife Area - Harrison County
» Dog Creek Park - O'Brien County
» Schaben Park - Harrison County
» Don Williams Recreation Area - Boone County
» Scharnberg Park - Clay County
» Douma Park - O'Brien County
» Settlers Canoe Access - Sioux County
» E-18 Greenbelt Access - Story County
» Easter Lake Park - Polk County
» Shellrock River Greenbelt and Preserve - Cerro Gordo County
» Fairview Area - Sioux County
» Shewmaker Park - Decatur County
» Featherstone Memorial Park - Calhoun County
» Skunk River Greenbelt - Story County
» Floyd Bridge Access - Floyd County
» Sleepy Hollow - Story County
» Fontana Park - Buchanan County
» Snyder Bend Park - Woodbury County
» Forest Reserve - Marshall County
» Soper's Mill - Story 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
» Goranson Access - Cerro Gordo County
» Sycamore Natural Area - Wapello County
» Gray Eagle Wildlife Preserve - Wapello County
» T-38 Access - Mitchell County
» Green Castle Recreation Area - Marshall County
» Halvorson Park - Mitchell County
» Three Bridges County Park - Marshall County
» Hanging Rock - Dallas County
» Three Elms Area and Access - Buchanan County
» Three Mile Recreational Area - Union County
» Hickory Grove Park - Story County
» Three Waters Wildlife Area - Buena Vista County
» Hillview Recreation Area - Plymouth County
» Timmons Grove Park - Marshall County
» Inkpaduta Access - Woodbury County
» Tower Rock - Hardin County
» Interstate Park - Mitchell County
» Troy Mills Wapsi Access - Buchanan County
» Turkey River Park - Clayton County
» Jester, Lewis A., Park - Polk County
» Joinerville Park - Jackson County
» Vande Weerd Pit - Sioux County
» Kennedy Memorial Park - Webster County
» Wapsi Environmental Center - Scott County
» Kingfisher Hollow - Cerro Gordo County
» Wapsipinicon River Access - Buchanan County
» Koutny Pond/Hoffman Woods - Buchanan County
» Water's Edge Nature Center - Kossuth County
» Kuhn Wildlife Area - Cerro Gordo County
» White Wildlife Area - Cerro Gordo County
» Lande River Conservation Area - Winnebago County
» Wilkinson Pioneer Park - Cerro Gordo County
» Langwood Education Center - Louisa County
» Willow Lake Recreation Area - Harrison County
» Lekwa Access - Story County
» Winnebago Oxbow - Cerro Gordo County
» Winnebago River Water Trail - Winnebago County
» Linn Grove Dam Area - Buena Vista County
» Winterfeld Pond - Sioux County
» Little Sioux Park - Woodbury County
» Wunsch Memorial Park - Butler County
» Little Wall Lake Park - Hamilton County
» Yellow Banks Park - Polk County
» Mac Coon Access - Jefferson County
» Zirbel Slough - Cerro Gordo County
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