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Cedar River Water Trail in Mitchell County dedicated June 29

Cedar River Water Trail in Mitchell County dedicated June 29

  • 6/27/2023 4:39:00 PM
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The Cedar River Water Trail, in Mitchell County, will be officially dedicated as Iowa’s newest water trail during a public ceremony at 10 a.m., June 29, at Bennett Access along the Cedar River, near Osage.
Maquoketa & North Fork Maquoketa Water Trail dedicated May 31

Maquoketa & North Fork Maquoketa Water Trail dedicated May 31

  • 5/16/2023 1:58:00 PM
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The Maquoketa & North Fork Maquoketa Water Trail, in Jackson County, will be officially dedicated as Iowa’s newest water trail during a public ceremony at 10 a.m., May 31, at Canton County Park along the Maquoketa River, in western Jackson County.
Proposed Boone River water trail extension topic of Feb. 10 virtual public meeting

Proposed Boone River water trail extension topic of Feb. 10 virtual public meeting

  • 2/2/2021 1:22:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Boone River Watershed Management Authority are hosting a virtual public meeting on Feb. 10, at 6 p.m., to discuss a proposal to extend the Boone River Water Trail from its current position in Webster City north to the Wright-Hancock County line.
Maquoketa River Water Trail dedicated this Saturday

Maquoketa River Water Trail dedicated this Saturday

  • 6/12/2018 11:44:00 AM
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The Maquoketa River Water Trail, in Delaware County, will be dedicated as Iowa’s newest official water trail during a public ceremony at noon on June 16, at the gazebo next to the whitewater park, in downtown Manchester.
Try these 5 water trails this spring and summer

Try these 5 water trails this spring and summer

  • 5/29/2018 2:55:00 PM
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If you’re looking to blaze a new trail through Iowa, consider hitting the water for something different. Iowa boasts a number of water trails, which offer a unique perspective on the state.
Floating the river is an Iowa summertime tradition

Floating the river is an Iowa summertime tradition

  • 7/12/2016 12:37:00 PM
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Swimming, canoeing and floating the river on tubes is a summertime tradition in Iowa. But as relaxing and enjoyable as a river float is, it does come with an element of risk.
4 Before-You–Go Tips for Kayak Camping (and 7 Destinations)

4 Before-You–Go Tips for Kayak Camping (and 7 Destinations)

  • 7/29/2015 8:30:00 AM
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Kayaking is a great way to explore the state and get some exercise, but if you intend to stay the night at a paddle-in only campsite, you have to pack thoughtfully. Check out the advice below, approved by DNR paddling expert and instructor Todd Robertson, to help you start camping comfortably with your kayak. And remember, always check water levels before you go.
Four Water Trails to Explore This Summer

Four Water Trails to Explore This Summer

  • 7/17/2015 7:01:00 AM
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If you’re looking to blaze a new trail this summer, consider hitting the water for something different. Iowa boasts a number of water trails, which offer a unique perspective on Iowa in summer.
Paddle Up To These Secluded Campsites

Paddle Up To These Secluded Campsites

  • 6/19/2015 11:02:00 AM
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The self-reliant can take advantage of several remote paddle-in primitive campsites, get surrounded by nature and leave other humans behind. The locations make for a Boundary Waters-like experience in Iowa.
Three Off-The-Beaten-Path Places to Camp in Iowa

Three Off-The-Beaten-Path Places to Camp in Iowa

  • 6/2/2015 10:14:00 AM
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Iowa’s state parks and forests offer many beautiful and relaxing campgrounds, but if you’re looking to feel like you’re escaping civilization for a while, here are some top places to rough it in Iowa.
6 Water Trails to Explore This Spring

6 Water Trails to Explore This Spring

  • 4/30/2015 10:36:00 AM
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If you’re looking to blaze a new trail this spring, consider hitting the water for something different. Iowa boasts a number of water trails, which offer a unique perspective on Iowa in spring.
Five water trails to explore this fall

Five water trails to explore this fall

  • 9/4/2014 10:11:00 AM
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If you’re looking to blaze a new trail this fall, consider hitting the water for something different. Iowa boasts a number of water trails, which offer a unique perspective on Iowa in autumn, from changing fall colors to wildlife.