Whitewater Canyon Wildlife Area

Whitewater Canyon Wildlife Area combines biological, geological and archaeological wonders for a truly unique recreational experience. As one of only three true canyons in Iowa, this area has staggering limestone walls, beautiful lookouts, stream access for paddlers and anglers, unique wildlife, and opportunities to find fossils, artifacts, geocaches and so much more.  

This park is owned and managed by Dubuque County Conservation.

For more information call (563) 556-6745 or click here



Approximately 5 miles Northeast of Cascade take Curoe Road South and follow to access land on right side of road.


Hiking trails 


Operating Hours & Seasons

Open daily 6:30 am - 10:30 pm - check with Dubuque County Conservation for more information.