Shellrock River Greenbelt and Preserve

Canoeing & Kayaking at Shellrock River Greenbelt and Preserve

The Shell Rock River parallels Cerro Gordo counties Shell Rock River greenbelt and Preserve.  Beginning at Wilkinson Park in Rock Falls, the river runs approximately 6 miles to Nora Springs.  The first two thirds of this river stretch takes you through limestone shorelines and bottom with a forested buffer along the rivers edge.  The final third of the river slows down and the bottom and shoreline transfer to a soft soil bottom and soil lined banks.  There is still good tree cover on the river edges.  The takeout point will be above the dam in Nora Springs.