Pictured Rocks

Canoeing & Kayaking at Pictured Rocks

PIc Rocks
People today enjoy the river by water and from shore. The Maquoketa River has several public river access points in Jones County including the Mon Maq Dam Access, Pictured Rocks, Indian Bluffs, Hwy 136 Access, and Supples Access.


Located 5 miles southeast of Monticello Iowa on 190th Street just past Camp Courageous


The scenic Maquoketa River begins in Fayette County and passes through Delaware, Jones, and Jackson County and joins with the North Fork of the Maquoketa before entering the Mississippi River near Green Island.  In Jones County the Maquoketa flows roughly 35 miles passing through the community of Monticello before entering Jackson County near Canton.  Several canoe liveries provide canoe and tube rental opportunities.

Pictured Rocks has primitive restroom facilities, picnic shelter, staging area, hiking trail, and a hard surface river access.


Maquoketa River Map & Access Points Monticello Mon Maq Dam to Eby's Mill

Maquoketa River Brochure created by the IA DNR 


4:30 am - 10:30 pm


10:30 pm - 4:30 am