Iowa River Water Trail
The Iowa River from Iowa City to the Mississippi River may be one of the state's most underused paddling resources. This stretch features 72 miles of unobstructed paddling (no dams!), beautiful scenery, opportunities to see wildlife and access points with all the amenities. The river doubles in size when the Cedar River joins it at mile 30 and passes through 7,000 acres of public wildlife land after it enters Louisa County.
Surf this website and you can find all the information you'll need to plan a trip, whether it's a 4-hour float or a multi-day adventure. Take a look at the overall map of the area and then home in on the route you'd like to try. You'll find route descriptions, maps, water level links, outfitters, lists of amenities and more.
What are you waiting for? Start planning your trip today!