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Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area

 
Boating Boating at Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area
Boat ramps on the Cedar River and Chicken Creek.
Camping Camping at Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area

The Main Campground at the Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area has the following amenities

·        24 camping spurs

·        Electrical hookups

·        Modern restrooms and showers

·        Drinking water

·        Dump station

·        Firewood

·        Playground

·        Campground host

Campsites have picnic tables, fire rings, and on-site parking. Campsites are $20 per night. Campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis only. No reservations are taken.

The River Campground at the Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area has the following amenities

·        9 camping spurs along the Cedar River

·        Restrooms (vault toilets)

·        Showers available in Main Campground

Campsites have picnic tables, fire rings, and on-site parking. Campsites are $17 per night. Campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis only. No reservations are taken.

There is a primitive camping area at the Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area. Fees are $10 per night.

·        Primitive environment

·        Tents only

·        No vehicle parking at the campsite

·        Limited picnic tables and fire rings

·        Restrooms in Main Campground

·        Showers available in Main Campground

Canoeing & Kayaking Canoeing & Kayaking at Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area

CANOES

Ten canoes are available for float trips on the Cedar River in Muscatine County. Trips go from Jack Shuger Memorial Park in Moscow to the Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area ( approximately 9 miles), where the Cedar River meanders through floodplain forests and Wiese Slough, a State-owned wildlife management area. It is typically wide and fairly shallow during the summer months. There is no white water and it is a safe and interesting stretch of the river for experienced and novice canoeists. 

Trips may be scheduled Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays, May through September as river conditions allow. Fee includes canoe, paddles, and life jackets. We transport the canoes to the launch point in Jack Shuger Memorial Park. Canoeists are responsible for shuttling themselves between Jack Shuger Memorial Park and the Cedar River Boat Ramp in the Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area. A minimum of four canoes must be rented for the trips.

Reservations required in advance (no later than the Wednesday before the trip date). Fee is $25/canoe for two people, no pets allowed.

Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays in May-September. Departure time is 9:00 am.

KAYAKS

We offer 12-foot kayaks and 10.5-foot kayaks. All are one person kayaks. They can be reserved with a deposit, then you pick up the kayak and take it to your destination. Kayaks can be rented for one or more days. A trailer is available for transportation of the kayaks. These are recreational kayaks with a larger opening and no skirting so getting in and out is easy. They are designed for easy paddling on lakes, ponds, streams and gentle rivers.

For rental rates, to check availabilty, or reserve kayaks contact the Conservation Board at (563) 264-5922 or conservation@co.muscatine.ia.us

Reservations required a minimum of 48 hours in advance of desired rental date.

 

Facility Rentals Facility Rentals at Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area
Saulsbury Lodge

Saulsbury Lodge is situated near the Cedar River at the foot of the old Saulsbury Bridge. It is available for rent year-round and offers indoor space for dining and relaxing as well as outdoor space for play and access to nature trails. Saulsbury Lodge is suitable for large picnics, family gatherings, or small wedding receptions. For prices and to check availability contact the Conservation Board at (563) 264-5922 or conservation@co.muscatine.ia.us


Chicken Creek Shelter #1


This shelter is near the park entrance in the Chicken Creek picnic area. It features seating for 60-80 people, electricity (no lights), upright grill and ground level fire ring, sand volleyball court, horseshoe pit and parking. The area also offers bank fishing, a handicapped accessible fishing dock, and boat ramp on Chicken Creek, playground and vault toilets. This shelter is available on a first-come, first served basis, if not otherwise rented. Rental fee is $20.


Boat Ramp Shelter #2

This shelter is near the Cedar Riverboat ramp. It features seating for 60-80 people, electricity (no lights), upright grill and ground level fire ring, horseshoe pit and parking. Nearby features include vault toilets and a campground. This shelter is available on a first-come, first served basis, if not otherwise rented. Rental fee is $20.


To check availability or reserve one of these shelters contact the Conservation Board at (563) 264-5922 or conservation@co.muscatine.ia.us
Fishing Fishing at Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area
Bank fishing on the Cedar River and Chicken Creek as well as boat ramps on both.
Hunting Hunting at Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area

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.

Picnicking Picnicking at Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area
Chicken Creek Shelter #1

This shelter is near the park entrance in the Chicken Creek picnic area. It features seating for 60-80 people, electricity (no lights), upright grill and ground level fire ring, sand volleyball court, horseshoe pit and parking. The area also offers bank fishing, a handicapped accessible fishing dock, and boat ramp on Chicken Creek, playground and vault toilets. This shelter is available on a first-come, first served basis, if not otherwise rented. Rental fee is $20.



Boat Ramp Shelter #2

This shelter is near the Cedar Riverboat ramp. It features seating for 60-80 people, electricity (no lights), upright grill and ground level fire ring, horseshoe pit and parking. Nearby features include vault toilets and a campground. This shelter is available on a first-come, first served basis, if not otherwise rented. Rental fee is $20.




To check availability or reserve one of these shelters contact the Conservation Board at (563) 264-5922 or conservation@co.muscatine.ia.us
Trails & Hiking Trails & Hiking at Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area
There are approximately six miles of primitive trails in the Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area.
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