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Stream Details

Swiss Valley Creek

General Information

County: Dubuque
Location: Located 3 miles south of Dubuque in Swiss Valley Park just off Swiss Valley Road.
Stream Segment Length: 3.25


Amenities at Swiss Valley Creek include:
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping

Upper Swiss Valley is stocked with catchable rainbow trout April-October. Lower Swiss Valley is stocked April, May, September and October as stream temperatures are too warm for trout in June-August. Both electric and non-electric camping sites are available at lower Swiss Valley park.(2022)

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    No known aquatic invasive species have been found
  • Annual 2022 - 11,672 Rainbow Trout (12)
  • Annual 2021 - 11,494 Rainbow Trout (12)
  • Annual 2020 - 11,399 Rainbow Trout (12)
  • annual 2019 - 4,245 Brook Trout (10.8)
  • annual 2019 - 9,058 Rainbow Trout (10.8)
  • annual 2018 - 2,022 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2018 - 8,835 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2017 - 2,714 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2017 - 8,648 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2016 - 1,570 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2016 - 8,968 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2015 - 2,408 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2015 - 9,176 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2014 - 1,940 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2014 - 7,335 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • Rainbow Trout
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 5 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 10 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: Anglers must have paid the Trout Fee to fish for or possess trout
  • White Sucker
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: May be taken by hand fishing, by snagging, by spear or by bow and arrow, day or night.
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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.