Cross' Ford River Access

Carry-Down River Access

Cross' Ford River Access features 29-acres bordering the Iowa River and offers a variety of recreational opportunities! The carry-down river access serves as a perfect launch site for your kayak or canoe float or stay and fish along the banks of the Iowa River. Primitive camping is also permitted in this area.


  • Primitive Camping
  • Carry-Down River Access (#272)
  • Stream Fishing

Primitive Camping Details


Annual Permit: $100/unit per camping season (April - October each year)

Daily Permit: $10/unit per night - Daily permits are valid for the days listed in the registration form.

*Each primitive park enforces a 14-day stay limit for both daily and annual permit holders. Campers must leave the park once they reach this limit.  

Register and purchase permits online at My County Parks.

Annual Permit Registration / Daily Permit Registration

Registration must be completed within 30 minutes of arrival.

Once registered, campers will receive an email confirmation for their online payment which will serve as proof of registration.  

Operating Hours & Seasons

Open daily 5:00 AM - 10:30 PM