Cardinal Marsh

General Information

County: Winneshiek
Location: Located off of 345th Ave or County Line Rd about 3 miles southeast of Cresco.
Acres: 62.00
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions:

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Amenities at Cardinal Marsh 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.

  • Black Bullhead
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: unlimited
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
There are four shallow water areas all maintained for waterfowl. The largest one has a concrete boat ramp. The most prevalent fish species is Black Bullhead. The best way to get around is by canoe, kayak, or shallow water drive or mud motors. (2022)
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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.