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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: Red Rock Tail Race, 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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The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.


    Iowa-Caught Fish Are Safe to Eat, In Almost All Cases

    The vast majority of Iowa’s streams, rivers and lakes offer safe and high-quality fish that pose little or no threat to human health if consumed. Some limitations may apply for young children and pregnant women. Here’s a Fish Consumption Fact Sheet from the Iowa DNR and the Iowa Dept. of Public Health for more information. Here is a list of current fish consumption advisories for Iowa lakes and rivers.