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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
» Matsell Bridge Natural Area - Linn 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 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
» Cedar Bridge Park - Mitchell County
» Prairie Heritage Center - O'Brien County
» Central Park - Jones County
» Redfield Dam - Dallas County
» Chain Lakes Natural Area - Linn County
» Riverside Park - Carroll County
» Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt - Polk County
» Riverside Park - Mitchell County
» Claybanks Forest - Cerro Gordo County
» Cold Springs Park - Cass County
» Roberts Creek Park - Marion County
» Copeland Park Access - Woodbury County
» Robison Wildlife Acres - Story 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
» Settlers Canoe Access - Sioux County
» Don Williams Recreation Area - Boone County
» Shewmaker Park - Decatur County
» Douma Park - O'Brien County
» Skunk River Greenbelt - Story County
» E-18 Greenbelt Access - Story County
» Sleepy Hollow - Story County
» Easter Lake Park - Polk County
» Snyder Bend Park - Woodbury County
» Fairview Area - Sioux County
» Soper's Mill - Story County
» Fontana Park - Buchanan County
» South Cedar Natural Area - Linn County
» Forest Reserve - Marshall County
» Southeast Wildwood - Plymouth County
» Fort Des Moines Park - Polk County
» Southwood Conservation Area - Woodbury County
» Springer Woods - Decatur County
» Frieden Park - Clayton County
» Strand Park - Cerro Gordo County
» Furrow Access - Marshall County
» Sturchler Pit Area - Buena Vista County
» Gabrielson Park - Gustafson Lake - Buena Vista County
» Swan Lake State Park - Carroll County
» Garfield Wildlife Area - Sioux 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
» 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
» Troy Mills River Access - Linn County
» Troy Mills Wapsi Access - Buchanan County
» Jay G. Sigmund Memorial Site - Linn County
» Turkey River Park - Clayton County
» Jester, Lewis A., Park - Polk County
» Valley Canoe Access - Fayette County
» Joinerville Park - Jackson County
» Vande Weerd Pit - Sioux County
» Kennedy Memorial Park - Webster County
» Wakpicada Natural Area - Linn County
» Kingfisher Hollow - Cerro Gordo County
» Wapsi Environmental Center - Scott County
» Koutny Pond/Hoffman Woods - Buchanan County
» Wapsipinicon River Access - Buchanan County
» Kuhn Wildlife Area - Cerro Gordo County
» Water's Edge Nature Center - Kossuth County
» Lande River Conservation Area - Winnebago County
» White Wildlife Area - 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
» Mallard Marsh - Cerro Gordo County
» Yellow Banks Park - Polk County
» Maquoketa River Water Trail - Jackson County
» Zirbel Slough - Cerro Gordo County
» Martin Access - Cherokee County
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