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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
» Massillon Park - Cedar County
» Alton Roadside Park - Sioux County
» Matsell Bridge Natural Area - Linn County
» Ambroson Recreation Area - Winnebago County
» Maynes Grove - Franklin County
» Anderson Canoe Access - Story County
» McFarland Park - Story County
» Annett Nature Center and Park - Warren County
» McFarlane Park - Black Hawk County
» Askew Bridge/Cambridge Pond - Story County
» Middle River Forest Area - Adair County
» Averydale Access - Cerro Gordo County
» Midway Park - Woodbury County
» Bank Swallow Bend Wildlife Area - Warren County
» Mike Zack Wildlife Area - Cerro Gordo County
» Beaver Meadows - Butler County
» Mill Creek Park - O'Brien County
» Becker Wildlife Area - Webster County
» Millsite River Access - Plymouth County
» Bell's Mill Park - Hamilton County
» Motor Mill Historic Site - Clayton County
» Bennett Access - Mitchell County
» Nelson Park - Crawford County
» Bennett Access - Carroll County
» North Cedar Natural Area - Linn County
» Benton City Park - Benton County
» Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park - Sioux County
» Big Hollow Recreation Area - Des Moines County
» Oakland Mills Park - Henry County
» Big Sioux Park - Plymouth County
» Otranto Park - Mitchell County
» Big Sioux Recreation Area - Sioux County
» Big Spring Campground - Clayton County
» Oxford Mills - Jones County
» Big Woods Lake Campground - Black Hawk County
» Ozark Wildlife Area - Jackson County
» Bigelow Park - Brown's Lake - Woodbury County
» Pammel State Park - Madison County
» Blue-Bill Wildlife Area - Cerro Gordo County
» Paris Bridge Natural Area - Linn 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
» Pinicon Ridge Park - Linn County
» Calhoun Wildlife Area - Calhoun County
» Prairie Heritage Center - O'Brien County
» Camp Comfort Recreation Area - Butler County
» Redfield Boat Ramp - Dallas County
» Cedar Bridge Park - Mitchell County
» Renning Landing - Butler 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
» E-18 Greenbelt Access - Story County
» Shellrock River Greenbelt and Preserve - Cerro Gordo County
» Easter Lake Park - Polk County
» Shewmaker Park - Decatur County
» Fairview Area - Sioux County
» Skunk River Greenbelt - Story County
» Featherstone Memorial Park - Calhoun 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
» South Cedar Natural Area - Linn County
» Southeast Wildwood - Plymouth County
» Frieden Park - Clayton County
» Southwood Conservation Area - Woodbury County
» Furrow Access - Marshall County
» Springer Woods - Decatur County
» Gabrielson Park - Gustafson Lake - Buena Vista County
» Strand Park - Cerro Gordo County
» Garfield Wildlife Area - Sioux County
» Sturchler Pit Area - Buena Vista County
» Goranson Access - Cerro Gordo 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
» Three Elms Area and Access - Buchanan County
» Hickory Grove Park - Story County
» Three Mile Recreational Area - Union County
» Hillview Recreation Area - Plymouth County
» Three Waters Wildlife Area - Buena Vista County
» Inkpaduta Access - Woodbury County
» Timmons Grove Park - Marshall County
» Interstate Park - Mitchell County
» Tower Rock - Hardin 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
» Turkey River Park - Clayton County
» Joinerville Park - Jackson County
» Kennedy Memorial Park - Webster County
» Vande Weerd 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
» Wilkinson Pioneer Park - 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
» Little Wall Lake Park - Hamilton County
» Winnebago River Water Trail - Winnebago County
» Mac Coon Access - Jefferson County
» Winterfeld Pond - Sioux County
» Mallard Marsh - Cerro Gordo County
» Wunsch Memorial Park - Butler County
» Maquoketa River Water Trail - Jackson County
» Yellow Banks Park - Polk County
» Martin Access - Cherokee County
» Zirbel Slough - Cerro Gordo County
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