Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area

Canoeing & Kayaking at Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area


Ten canoes are available for shuttled 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. 

Shuttle trips may be scheduled Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays, May through September as river conditions allow. Fee includes canoe, paddles, life jacket, and transportation to launch point in Jack Shuger Memorial Park for your canoeing party (no pets). Canoeists meet at the Cedar River Boat Ramp in the Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area. A minimum of three canoes must be rented for the shuttled trips.

Reservations required in advance (no later than the Wednesday before the trip date). Fee is $25/canoe for two people, a third (maximum) person may be added for an additional $5.

Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays in May-September  Trips leave at 9:00 am.


We offer three 12-foot kayaks and six 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

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



Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area
2007 Saulsbury Road
Muscatine, IA  52761