Paddling Iowa: 96 Great Trips by Canoe and Kayak

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Big Earth Publishing, Feb 1, 2006 - Sports & Recreation - 183 pages
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Newly revised guide to the best paddling trips in Iowa, contains trip ideas, and environmental, geological, and historic points of interest.
 

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We tried to put on to the Volga River upstream from the M Avenue bridge. There was no parking, and no evidence of public access near the bridge. Unless you are willing to use someone's front yard to launch, don't attempt this access.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
Willow Road to Agency Road 11 Miles
12
Gitchie Manitou State Preserve to Klondike Access 128 Miles
14
Klondike Access to Canton South Dakota 122 Miles
16
Canton South Dakota to Settlers Access 139 Miles
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Webster City to Albrights Access 85 Miles Albrights Access to Tunnel Mill 76 Miles
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Tunnel Mill to Boone Forks Wildlife Area 98 Miles
22
Mitchell to County T38 86 Miles County T38 to Rotary Park 157 Miles
24
Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge Lansing Area Distance Varies
100
Cascade to Ozark Bridge 183 Miles
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Ozark Bridge to Crab Town Bridge 75 Miles
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Merritt Access to Horseshoe Bend Wildlife Area 92 Miles Horseshoe Bend Wildlife Area to Brown Bridge Access 9 Miles
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Adel to Puckerbrush Access 75 Miles Puckerbrush Access to Booneville 82 Miles
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Elmwood Avenue to Hogback Covered Bridge 12 Miles
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Booneville Access to West Des Moines 119 Miles
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340th Street to Rock Sioux Access 89 Miles
114

PalisadesKepler State Park to Sutliff 98 Miles
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Cedar Bluff to Rochester 125 Miles
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Ericksons Access to Fort Dodge 141 Miles
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Kalo to Dolliver Memorial State Park 88 Miles
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Dolliver Memorial State Park to Skillet Creek Access 207 Miles
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Skillet Creek Access to North Fraser Access 124 Miles
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South Fraser Access to Highway 30 124 Miles
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Highway 30 to Sugar Valley Access 116 Miles Sugar Valley Access to Laurie Boat Ramp 57 Miles
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Yellow Banks Park to Bennington Township 187 Miles
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Douds to Keosauqua 162 Miles
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Keosauqua to Farmington 179 Miles
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South Gate Access to Mile Marker 642 99 Miles
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Lewis to Griswold 81 Miles
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County P64 to County R15 148 Miles
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County R15 to County R26 122 Miles
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Highway 2 to Davis City 182 Miles
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Alden to Iowa Falls 67 Miles
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Iowa Falls to Hardin City 155 Miles
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Hardin City to Eldora 136 Miles
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Fredonia to Wapello 133 Miles Wapello to the Mississippi River 16 Miles
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Bennington Township Access to Elk Rock State Park 148 Miles
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Durango to Mud Lake Park 101 Miles
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Spencer to Little Sioux Wildlife Area 15 Miles
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Little Sioux Wildlife Area to Burr Oak Bridge 143 Miles
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Sioux Rapids to Linn Grove 82 Miles
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Peterson to Martin Access 156 Miles
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Martin Access to Cherokee 128 Miles
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Cherokee to Pearse Access 141 Miles
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Washta to Correctionville 128 Miles
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U Avenue to Neon Road 11 Miles
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County P29 to Fort Dodge 136 Miles
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Delhi to Hopkinton 93 Miles Hopkinton to Monticello 111 Miles
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Monticello to Highway 136 203 Miles
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Supples Bridge to Royertown Access 144 Miles
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Coon Rapids to Fig Avenue Access 58 Miles
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Panora to Cowles Access 78 Miles Cowles Access to Redfield 74 Miles
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Roseman Covered Bridge to Pommel State Park 86 Miles
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Northwood to Plymouth 166 Miles
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Plymouth to Nora Springs 119 Miles
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Clarksville to Shell Rock 86 Miles
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Oakland Mills Park to Lowell 157 Miles
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Nations Bridge to McCammond Access 117 Miles
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Redfield to Earlham Bridge 117 Miles
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Story City to Ames 172 Miles
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Trumbull Lake to County N18 31 Miles Lost Island Lake through Barringer Slough 28 Miles
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Eldorado to County W42 61 Miles County W42 to Clermont Park 156 Miles
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Elgin Access to Big Spring Fish Hatchery 108 Miles Big Spring Fish Hatchery to Elkader 73 Miles
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Turkey River Park to Motor Mill 58 Miles Motor Mill to Garber 123 Miles
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Plumbers Park to Kendallville 118 Miles
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Kendallville to Chimney Rock 126 Miles Chimney Rock to Bluffton 5 Miles
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Bluffton to Malanaphy Springs State Preserve 87 Miles
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Trout Run to Upper Dam 85 Miles
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Lower Dam to Iverson Bridge 158 Miles
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Iverson Bridge to Upper Iowa Access 94 Miles
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M Avenue to Volga River State Recreation Area 121 Miles
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Osborne Park to Garber 193 Miles
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Iron Bridge to Quasqueton 49 Miles Quasqueton to Troy Mills Wildlife Area 83 Miles
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Troy Mills to Central City 122 Miles
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Central City to Waubeek 66 Miles Waubeek to Stone City 107 Miles
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Anamosa to Newport Mills Access 86 Miles
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Humboldt to Gotch Park Access 47 Miles
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Hancock to Macedonia 165 Miles
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Mason City to Claybanks Forest State Preserve 103 Miles
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Volney to Sixteen Bridge Access 5 Miles
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Sixteen Bridge Access to the Mississippi River 164 Miles
170
URBAN PADDLING
172
WHITEWATER PLAYSPOTS AND RUNS
175
PADDLING SECTIONS GROUPED BY SKILL LEVEL
179
RECOMMENDED READING
180
INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES
181
PADDLING CLUBS ORGANIZATIONS AND INSTRUCTION IN IOWA
182
USEFUL WEB SITES
183
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