Turkey River Water Trail-Valley Acess

Canoeing & Kayaking at Turkey River Water Trail-Valley Acess

Turkey River Water Trail
    This 98 mile Turkey River Water Trail begins on the Little Turkey River at Gouldsburg Park in Fayette, merges with the Turkey River near Eldorado, and flows southeath though Fayette & Clayton Counties toward the Mississippi River.  The water trail features beautiful scenery and numerous historical land marks.

Turkey River Water Trail Web Site

Access #62
Valley Canoe Access

    This launch is in the center of an expansive valley know as the Shine Bone Valley, named as it is home to sacred burial grounds for many generations of Native Americans.
    From this Canoe Access you continue downstream to Elgin, Iowa, a town known as "Little Switzerland of Iowa".  There you will find the Gilbertson Conservation Education Area (Access #59E & 59W).


911 Address:
3306 Diamond Road
Elgin, Iowa 52141


  • Turkey River Access
  • Fishing in the Turkey River
  • Canoeing, Kayaking, and Tubing in the Turkey River
  • Paved Hiking & Biking Trail


Open year round


Free to the public