Des Moines River (Red Rock to Ottumwa)

General Information

County: Wapello
Location: This stretch runs through Marion, Monroe, Mahaska, and Wapello counties with 5 accesses: Howell Station, Eveland, Hardfish, Black Hawk River, and Black Hawk Road Accesses.
Acres: 47.00
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions:

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Amenities at Des Moines River (Red Rock to Ottumwa) include:
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
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  • Bighead Carp
  • Silver Carp
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