Turkey River Park

Turkey River Park

Located on the east edge of Elkader, Turkey River Park offers the perfect place to start a canoe or kayaking adventure.  With easy access to the Turkey River, canoeists can enter the river and spend the day canoeing to Motor Mill or Garber.  Plan on spending nearly two hours on the river in order to get to Motor Mill and almost six hours to get to the quaint town of Garber.  Both floats have beautiful views of Northeast Iowa’s limestone bluffs, forests, and wildlife.  


It is located on the south edge of Elkader at the intersection of Strawberry Point Road and Hwy 13.


Turkey River Park offers picnicking, fishing and canoe access and is also part of the trail system that connects Pony Hollow Trail to the City of Elkader. Shelter reservations may be made by calling 563-245-1516 or visiting Clayton County Conservation.

 Day Use, Fishing, Canoe Access

Operating Hours & Seasons

Spring-Fall depending on weather conditions. Check the Clayton County Conservation website for closure information.