Stone City Boat Ramp

Stone City Boat Ramp
Stone City Access
Stone City Sign

This one acre Wapsipinicon River Access site is located in Stone City.  Historical stone buildings and homes provide a sense of history and a “Grant Wood” feel as you float past.  The pounding from local quarries, which provided much of the stone for local buildings as well as giving this community its name, can sometimes be heard along this stretch. 

Canoeists will be amazed at the solitude and beauty that the limestone bluffs, cliffs, and wooded shorelines have to offer.  Wildlife abounds along this serene river.  You can expect to encounter a variety of animal species along the river on a typical canoe jaunt including whitetail deer, wood ducks, wild turkeys, squirrels, bald eagles, Canada geese, and turkey vultures.  More reclusive wildlife includes river otters, beaver, bobcat, red and grey fox, and mink.  Bird lovers will be astounded at the diversity of woodland and song birds along the rivers banks.  Don’t forget your binoculars and camera. 

Commonly sought after fish include catfish, walleye, smallmouth bass, carp, sunfish, and northern pike.   Several deep fishing holes and rocky shorelines provide excellent fishing.

Visit Jones County Conservation for more information.


Located just east of "The General Store" in Stone City along the Wapsipinicon River.

Stone City Boat Ramp

Map Wapsipinicon River: Matsell Bridge, Stone City, Anamosa and Lead Mine Bridge



This one acre river access site includes a hard surfaced boat ramp and parking lot.


Operating Hours & Seasons

Open 4:30 AM - 10:30 PM. Daily.


10:30 PM - 4:30 AM Daily.