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Canoe/Kayak Rental

629 River Road
Cherokee, IA 51012

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Cherokee County Conservation has 1 canoe and 1 kayak trailer that can be rented out. The canoe trailer can hold 10 kayaks, 8 canoes, or a mix of both! The kayak trailer can hold 4-8 kayaks, with a minimum of 4. Take your family and friends down the Little Sioux River and enjoy the breathtaking views that Cherokee County has to offer!

Currently, we only rent out the trailer, not individual kayaks/canoes. 

Included in the rental will be:

  • 8 canoes OR 4-8 kayaks OR 6 canoes and 4 kayaks
  • Paddles for all water vessels
  • trailer
  • life vests (kids and adults)

Call us at 712-225-6709 or email us at cherokeeccb@gmail.com to reserve or get more information! Ask us about our non-profit organization discount!


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.

The Cherokee County Conservation Board maintains 12 river access areas from the northern county border to the southern. These various access points permit paddlers to experience a relaxing 1-4 hour float or to escape for a camping and floating adventure over 3 or more days.

Even during low-water conditions, the Little Sioux is generally navigable by kayak or canoe. High water warrants caution and perhaps a voluntary delay to wait for safer conditions. The river is ever-changing, as it winds through shifting sand, soil and gravel deposits left behind by ice age glaciers. Sandbars are littered with mussel shells, modern and petrified bones, fossils, polished stones, ancient shark teeth and the tracks of elusive river otters and bobcats. Whitetail deer, wood ducks, great blue herons and soft-shelled turtles are common sights. Fallen trees occasionally bar the way, and depth varies from too shallow to float to 8 ft. deep. This slow river is a safe river, however, with few dangerous obstacles, no fences and no dams within Cherokee County. An open mind to adventure is the only requirement beyond life preservers and paddles.


Cherokee County Conservation Board Shop/Office

629 River Rd

Cherokee, IA 51012


Canoe Trailer: $200 for 8 canoes, 8 kayaks, or 6 kayaks and 4 canoes

Kayak Trailer: $25/kayak, 4 kayak minimum up to 8 kayaks


Ask about our non-profit discount!!

Hours of Operation & Seasons


If the river is below 7 ft, we will not rent the trailer out for river trips. 


If the river is below 7 ft or above 14 ft, we will not rent the trailer out for river trips.

Click the following link for Little Sioux River levels:

Little Sioux River Levels