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Whitewater Canyon

FALL COLORS FALL COLORS at Whitewater Canyon

This 562 acre wildlife management area of forest, upland, and riparian habitats is located just 5 miles east of Cascade in extreme northeast Jones County. Watch for and follow the familiar brown arrowhead directional signs as you travel east on Hwy 151. 

For Dubuque County Conservation, this area was purchased from Cliff and Jennie Waller through the cooperation of the state and federal agencies, a REAP grant, Habitat Stamp funds, and donations from private citizens/wildlife groups. An additional 140 acre tract from Dick and Arlene Henneberry was purchased by the Jones County Conservation Board and is referred to as Lost Canyon.  (Both Dubuque and Jones County Conservation Departments partner in preserving this wildlife area.)

Trails & Hiking Trails & Hiking at Whitewater Canyon
Whitewater Canyon and Wildlife Management Area is cooperatively managed by the Dubuque and Jones County Conservation Boards.  This area features a large parking lot, interpretive signage, and a hiking trail system.  Scenic overlooks and vistas as well as several caves and rock shelters await to be discovered.  Those willing to work can enjoy hunting and stream fishing.  Winter opportunities include snowshoeing and cross country skiing on ungroomed trails.
Winter Activities Winter Activities at Whitewater Canyon

Winter opportunities include snowshoeing and cross country skiing on ungroomed trails.  Road access may be closed during and directly following severe winter weather. 


Whitewater Canyon Map of Trails

Whitewater Lost Canyon Map