Paddling the Wapsi

Central Park, Jones County

Friday, July 15, 2022

Enjoy the natural beauty of the wooden bluffs and Grant Wood country charm of the Wapsipinicon River.

Explore a sandbar and feast on your own picnic lunch and learn about the natural history of this stretch of the Wapsi.  

If water levels are right glimpse remnants of a historic Native American fishing weir.


8:30am - watercraft/equipment staging at Wapsipinicon State Park lower boat ramp parking lot

9am - vehicle stating at Newport Mills Access - drivers drop off vehicles and shuttle back to Wapsipinicon State Park

9:30am - introductions and safety talk at boat ramp before take off

10am - begin paddling (8.9 miles to take out)

Bring your own watercraft or rent a canoe or kayak (limited number available)

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Paddling the Wapsi


Friday, July 15, 2022
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM


Wapsipinicon State Park
21301 County Road E34
Anamosa, IA 52205

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