Enjoy the Iowa River

The Iowa River watershed has many unique and beautiful features, and there is no shortage of opportunities to enjoy the river first hand. Follow the links below to learn more about recreation in the Iowa River watershed.



Iowa River Water Trail

Paddling Iowa

Iowa DNR – Paddler’s Page

Iowa Rivers Revival

Paddling groups

IOWA WATER TRAILS ASSOCIATION: Iowa Water Trails Association (IWTA) facilitates the exchange of information, ideas and encouragement among Iowans working to create, enhance, or utilize our water trails. The IWTA Newsletter is a free, monthly email publication, informing subscribers of events, activities, and issues of interest to paddlers, photographers, birders, history buffs, and other water trail users.  Visit  http://iowawatertrails.org/

CENTRAL IOWA PADDLERS: The Central Iowa Paddlers is an informal group of paddlesport enthusiasts. The mission of the club is to share information, promote recreation opportunities and paddlesport safety, and encourage care of our aquatic resources. The group includes both new and experienced paddlers with canoes and kayaks of all kinds.

For the latest event announcements become a member.

STICKS IN THE WATER: “Sticks In the Water” is a canoe and kayak paddling network, centered around Johnson, Jones, and Linn counties in Eastern Iowa, working to provide area paddlers with expanded opportunities to enjoy more time on the water, in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.  We respect your privacy and will not share your email address with any other organization or company. To become a member of SIW, email your regular name (first & last) and your email address to sticksinthewater@yahoo.com.


Iowa DNR – Fishing Homepage


Iowa City Bird Club


The Ioway Trail: The purpose of the Ioway Trail Project is to develop a network of multi-use recreation trails in and around the Iowa River corridor from Iowa City / Coralville to Marshalltown, Iowa. The project is being coordinated by the Iowa Valley Resource Conservation & Development (IVRC&D) office.

Iowa River Corridor Trail:  The Iowa River Corridor Trail, located in Iowa City, connects Napoleon Park to Terrill Mill Park. Another section links City Park to Crandic Park. This trail provides access to downtown Iowa City and the University of Iowa and their trail systems. The Old Capitol Building is one block off the trail on campus (Clinton Street and Iowa Avenue). Future connections will link to the Coralville city trail system. (Source: Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation)

Iowa River Trail: Visit the Iowa River Trail website for a map and pictures of the trail, which crosses seven communities in eastern Marshall and Hardin Counties

Iowa Hiking Trails & Parks

Iowa Hikes


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