Activities

 
Cabins Cabins at Martin Access
Martin Access offers three modern cabin's for rent.
EACH CABIN INCLUDES:
  • Heating/Air conditioning
  • Full bath
  • Two queen-size bunk beds
  • Table and bench seating
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Coffeemaker
  • Outside grill
  • Fire ring
  • Picnic table
  • Access to 300 acres of outdoor paradise!
Camping Camping at Martin Access
martins1  Water pumps and handicap accessible pit toilets are available throughout the park.

Canoeing & Kayaking Canoeing & Kayaking at Martin Access
The Inkpaduta Canoe Trail on the Little Sioux runs from Spencer, in Clay County, Iowa, to Smithland, in southern Woodbury County. This span of river is approximately 134 miles in length. The Trail area is characterized by safe, convenient public access areas in each county. Martin Access is one of those access areas.
Equestrian Activities Equestrian Activities at Martin Access
  • Martin Access includes five miles of marked horseback riding trails. 
  • Trails are designated by signs purchased with a $250 grant from the Iowa Horse Council.
The trails wind through woodlands and prairies, crossing small streams and bringing riders near to the banks of the Little Sioux River. Riders will enjoy beautiful views and the quiet of birdsong and the wind in the trees.

Due to the steep terrain and rare plant communities within the park, horses will not be permitted on trails during wet conditions, nor may they be ridden off-trail or on trails marked with "no horses" signs. Riders that do not comply will be asked to leave, and may be assessed a $50 fine for each offense
Fishing Fishing at Martin Access
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The Little Sioux River is a slow (gradient of about 2 ft/mile)
river that winds through glacial hills and plains from near
the Minnesota/Iowa border to its mouth at the Missouri River
near the town of Little Sioux. This river drains the largest
watershed of any tributary of the Missouri River in Iowa.
Primary Game Species
  • Walleye
  • Catfish
  • Northern pike
Martin's hosts
  • Over one mile of river bank for fishing access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Canoe Ramp




Hunting Hunting at Martin Access
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Hunting is permitted from Youth Deer Season in September through Spring Turkey Seasons in May.

Access during winter months is usually limited to walk-in only.
Species found in Martin's
  • Whitetail deer
  • Wild turkey
  • Ringneck pheasants
  • Small game
Please remember to follow all State and Federal hunting and trapping laws
Turn In Poachers (TIP)
                                                        Iowa DNR Hunting Information







Picnicking Picnicking at Martin Access
 Martin's offers multiple small picnic shelters and one large group shelter for your day-use picnic needs.

There are also two scenic picnic areas with shelters located atop hurricane hill prairie.
Trails & Hiking Trails & Hiking at Martin Access
The trails wind through woodlands and prairies, crossing small streams and bringing riders near to the banks of the Little Sioux River. Riders will enjoy beautiful views and the quiet of birdsong and the wind in the trees.

  • 5.3 miles of foot trails
  • 2.4 miles of road
  • Day-use Equestrian Trails