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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
» Maquoketa River Water Trail - Jackson County
» Alton Roadside Park - Sioux County
» Martin Access - Cherokee County
» Ambroson Recreation Area - Winnebago County
» Massillon Park - Cedar County
» Anderson Canoe Access - Story County
» Maynes Grove - Franklin County
» Annett Nature Center and Park - Warren County
» McFarland Park - Story County
» Askew Bridge/Cambridge Pond - Story County
» McFarlane Park - Black Hawk County
» Averydale Access - Cerro Gordo County
» Middle River Forest Area - Adair County
» Bank Swallow Bend Wildlife Area - Warren County
» Midway Park - Woodbury County
» Beaver Meadows - Butler County
» Mike Zack Wildlife Area - Cerro Gordo County
» Becker Wildlife Area - Webster County
» Mill Creek Park - O'Brien County
» Bell's Mill Park - Hamilton County
» Millsite River Access - Plymouth County
» Bennett Access - Mitchell County
» Motor Mill Historic Site - Clayton County
» Bennett Access - Carroll County
» Nelson Park - Crawford County
» Benton City-Fry Recreation Area - 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
» 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
» Prairie Heritage Center - O'Brien County
» C.J. Shreck Access - Story County
» Redfield Boat Ramp - Dallas County
» Calhoun Wildlife Area - Calhoun County
» Renning Landing - Butler County
» Camp Comfort Recreation Area - Butler County
» Riverside Park - Carroll County
» Cedar Bridge Park - Mitchell County
» Riverside Park - Mitchell County
» Central Park - Jones County
» Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt - Polk County
» Roberts Creek Park - Marion County
» Claybanks Forest - Cerro Gordo County
» Robison Wildlife Acres - Story County
» Cold Springs Park - Cass County
» Rock Bluff Park - Wapello County
» Copeland Park Access - Woodbury County
» Rock Creek Marina & Campground - Clinton County
» Cordova Park - Marion County
» Rock Sioux Access - Sioux County
» Dahle Park - Winnebago County
» Rodgers Park - Benton 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
» 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
» Lekwa Access - Story County
» Willow Lake Recreation Area - Harrison County
» Winnebago Oxbow - Cerro Gordo County
» Linn Grove Dam Area - Buena Vista County
» Winnebago River Water Trail - Winnebago County
» Little Sioux Park - Woodbury County
» Winterfeld Pond - Sioux County
» Little Wall Lake Park - Hamilton County
» Wunsch Memorial Park - Butler County
» Mac Coon Access - Jefferson County
» Yellow Banks Park - Polk County
» Mallard Marsh - Cerro Gordo County
» Zirbel Slough - Cerro Gordo County
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