Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt

Canoeing & Kayaking at Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt

canoe campsite
Canoe over 3 miles of old Skunk River channels. Wildlife species such as river otters, great blue herons, beavers, wood ducks, and painted turtles are just a few of the animals that can be seen while canoeing the backwaters. Water depths are normally one to three feet.

Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt has canoes for rent. Paddles and life jackets are provided. Reservations can be made in advance for groups of 10 or more by calling 515-249-5925 or on-site on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Additional information can be found on our website. Click here: Polk County Conservation website