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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
» Martins Access - Cherokee County
» Alton Roadside Park - Sioux County
» Massillon Park - Cedar 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
» Barnes Access - Cherokee County
» Mill Creek Park - O'Brien County
» Beaver Meadows - Butler 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
» Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park - Sioux County
» Bennett Access - Carroll County
» Oakland Mills Park - Henry County
» Benton City-Fry Recreation Area - Benton County
» Otranto Park - Mitchell County
» Big Hollow Recreation Area - Des Moines County
» Big Sioux Park - Plymouth County
» Oxford Mills - Jones County
» Big Sioux Recreation Area - Sioux County
» Ozark Wildlife Area - Jackson County
» Big Spring Campground - Clayton County
» Pammel State Park - Madison County
» Big Woods Lake Campground - Black Hawk County
» Peterson Park - Story County
» Bigelow Park - Brown's Lake - Woodbury County
» Peterson Park Access - Story County
» Blue-Bill Wildlife Area - Cerro Gordo County
» Pictured Rocks - Jones County
» Blue-Wing Marsh - Cerro Gordo County
» Prairie Heritage Center - O'Brien County
» Briggs Woods Park and Golf Course - Hamilton County
» Redfield Boat Ramp - Dallas County
» Redtail Ridge Habitat Area - Cherokee County
» C.J. Shreck Access - Story County
» Renning Landing - Butler County
» Calhoun Wildlife Area - Calhoun County
» Riverside Park - Carroll County
» Camp Comfort Recreation Area - Butler County
» Riverside Park - Mitchell County
» Cedar Bridge Park - Mitchell County
» Central Park - Jones County
» Roberts Creek Park - Marion County
» Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt - Polk County
» Robison Wildlife Acres - Story County
» Claybanks Forest - Cerro Gordo County
» Rock Bluff Park - Wapello County
» Cold Springs Park - Cass County
» Rock Creek Marina & Campground - Clinton County
» Copeland Park Access - Woodbury County
» Rock Sioux Access - Sioux County
» Cordova Park - Marion County
» Rodgers Park - Benton County
» Dahle Park - Winnebago County
» Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area - Muscatine County
» Dakins Lake - Story County
» Sawmill Hollow Wildlife Area - Harrison County
» Deep Lakes Park - Muscatine County
» Schaben Park - Harrison County
» Deer Creek - Webster County
» Scharnberg Park - Clay County
» Dog Creek Park - O'Brien County
» Settlers Canoe Access - Sioux County
» Don Williams Recreation Area - Boone County
» Douma Park - O'Brien County
» Shellrock River Greenbelt and Preserve - Cerro Gordo County
» E-18 Greenbelt Access - Story County
» Shewmaker Park - Decatur County
» Easter Lake Park - Polk County
» Siems Park - Kossuth County
» Fairview Area - Sioux County
» Silver Sioux Recreation Area - Cherokee County
» Featherstone Memorial Park - Calhoun County
» Skunk River Greenbelt - Story County
» Floyd Bridge Access - Floyd County
» Sleepy Hollow - Story County
» Fontana Park - Buchanan County
» Smith Lake Park - Kossuth County
» Forest Reserve - Marshall County
» Snyder Bend Park - Woodbury County
» Fort Des Moines Park - Polk County
» Soper's Mill - Story 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
» Stieneke Area - Cherokee County
» Garfield Wildlife Area - Sioux County
» Strand Park - Cerro Gordo County
» Goranson Access - Cerro Gordo County
» Sturchler Pit Area - Buena Vista County
» Gray Eagle Wildlife Preserve - Wapello County
» Swan Lake State Park - Carroll County
» Green Castle Recreation Area - Marshall County
» Sycamore Natural Area - Wapello County
» Halvorson Park - Mitchell County
» T-38 Access - 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
» Jester 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
» 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
» Langwood Education Center - Louisa County
» White Wildlife Area - Cerro Gordo County
» Lekwa Access - Story County
» Wilkinson Pioneer Park - Cerro Gordo County
» Willow Lake Recreation Area - Harrison County
» Linn Grove Dam Area - Buena Vista County
» Winnebago Oxbow - Cerro Gordo County
» Little Sioux Park - Woodbury County
» Winnebago River Water Trail - Winnebago County
» Little Wall Lake Park - Hamilton County
» Winterfeld Pond - Sioux County
» Mac Coon Access - Jefferson County
» Wunsch Memorial Park - Butler County
» Mallard Marsh - Cerro Gordo County
» Yellow Banks Park - Polk County
» Maquoketa River Water Trail - Jackson County
» Zirbel Slough - Cerro Gordo County
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