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Webster County Water Trail Dedicated July 13
Posted: 07/03/2012
FORT DODGE - Lizard Creek Water Trail in Webster County will be designated Iowa's second water trail of the year during an 11 a.m. ceremony on July 13, at the Fort Dodge City Access (Phinney Park), in Fort Dodge.

"Lizard Creek is a rugged and scenic creek, with small rapids and tight bends. Sandstone and limestone cliffs line the route in sections, adding to the scenic beauty of this intimate stream,” said Todd Robertson, rivers programs outreach coordinator for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

Lizard Creek Water Trail is classified as a "challenge" route and paddlers will need good boat control and skills to navigate safely. 

“Establishing this water trail was driven in large part by a dedicated group of paddlers at the local level and their experiences can serve to help others who are interested in establishing water trails,” Robertson said.

The Lizard Creek Water Trail was developed with the support of the Webster County Conservation Board, the City of Fort Dodge, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and a local paddler support group.

The 13-mile Lizard Creek Water Trail will bring the number of Iowa water trail miles to 916.

The official designation ceremony, in conjunction with the Summer of Paddling 2012, will feature speakers from Webster County Conservation, the City of Fort Dodge and the Iowa DNR, followed by lunch at noon. Food is provided by Amigo's in Fort Dodge. RSVP for lunch by calling 515-576-4258.

For more information, call the Webster County Conservation Board at 515-576-4258.