Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area

Fishing on Chicken Creek
Fishing on Chicken Creek
Main Campground
Canoeing on Chicken Creek
Chicken Creek Shelter & Playground

The Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area is a 675-acre recreation area that includes 74 acres maintained for multipurpose recreational use and 601 acres managed for wildlife and public hunting. This park is named for the old Saulsbury Bridge which used to cross the Cedar River at this location. Closed to vehicle traffic in 1965, all but two spans burned in 1977. The last two spans are open to foot traffic and offer scenic views and fishing access to the Cedar River.


Located at 2007 Saulsbury Road on the Cedar River approximately eight miles northwest of Muscatine.


  • Camping
  • Public Hunting
  • Fishing on the Cedar River & Chicken Creek
  • Picnicking
  • Boat ramps on the Cedar River & Chicken Creek
  • Volleyball court
  • Horseshoe pits
  • Playgrounds
  • Handicapped accessible fishing dock
  • Hiking & equestrian trails
  • Saulsbury Lodge
  • Canoe & kayak rentals

Operating Hours & Seasons

Recreation area open year-round, closes at 10:30 pm daily
Campgrounds open from April 15-October 31