5.12.19 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ …………………………………, Wisconsin River XIV We offer rentals for Canoes, Kayaks, Kids Kayaks, and Innertubes.We are located just past the Mon- Maq Dam in Monticello and the 8 mile water trail will take you to Pictured Rocks Park -south out of town. 8.2.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 8.14.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ O’Riley Road to Sweet-Allyn Park, Turtle Creek I Retz Wildlife Area to Dunlap Park in Hopkinton – 6.4 miles Big Falls County Park to County Road QQ, Eau Claire River II (Eau Claire) 7.5.19 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 5.13.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ 7.27.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Point Rock Park to Jacobstown Road, Castle Rock Creek/Fennimore Fork 5.22.11 | ☆ 9.17.13 | ☆ ☆ 4.5.15 | ☆ ☆ 9.20.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Maquoketa River Water Trail Canoe and kayak enthusiasts can take advantage of a well-developed and maintained river trail system along the Maquoketa River in Jackson County. A great time was had by all. But why it took so long for that effect was sincerely surprising and disappointing. Valley Road to Paoli, Sugar River II Canoe and Kayak Tour Agency in Maquoketa, IA If you’re looking for a thrilling way to have the wind run through your hair, ice flow through your veins, while absorbing the toasty sun rays, Maquoketa River Rental LLC. 9.8.18 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Put in at 3rd bridge South of Fort Atkinson (Southwest of Festina, Iowa approx. Kendallville to Bluffton, Upper Iowa River I 10.20.19 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ But in a trip with no real development or landmarks, this thing stands out like the Arc de Triomphe. Landing 4 to Landing 14, Kickapoo River II Peshekee Grade to 3-Mile Mark, Peshtigo River Of course there is! 11.4.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 9.28.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ A great time was had by all. 9.27.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ County Road N to Oxbow Take Out, Pine River II (Florence) Stebbensville Road to Murwin County Park, Yellow Creek 5.29-5.31.10 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 5.5.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Maquoketa River Rental - 309 West Grove, Maquoketa, Iowa 52060 - Rated 5 based on 21 Reviews "We had a great time. 8.11.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ IN DELAWARE COUNTY. 8.31.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Again, more rock outcrops hidden behind the trees. *************** Campers can chill out at their campsite or take a canoe or kayak down the river. 5.14.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ WEEKDAY/WEEKENDS $15 per tube. Haskins Park to Highway 33, Baraboo River III Highway 108 to Veterans Memorial County Park, La Crosse River I 11.17.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 9.4-9.5.10 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Skip navigation ... Long Lake to Cox Lake Canoe Route - Duration: 4:54. Langlade to Markton, Wolf River IV Zumbro Falls to Millville, Filter your search by Category : Tag : Date. Wisconsin Dells to Norway Drive, Wisconsin River VI Boscobel to Wyalusing State Park, Wolf River V The landscape along the Maquoketa River is beautiful Iowa forest, and towering rock bluffs. Mukwonago to Big Bend, Mullet River Our Guide to the Mecan River, Mecan River IV Lake Altoona Dam to Hobbs Landing, Eau Claire River III (Marathon) 2.27.18 + 5.4.18 | ☆ ☆ ☆ Happy New Year,! 9.21.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ If you are mainly interested in canoeing and kayaking a river environment, it is recommended you take out at Bailey’s Ford and begin a new float trip starting at the Maquoketa River Access near Delhi. St. DURANGO — Mike Jacobs had my back during a float trip Sunday on the Little Maquoketa River, which is to say he came along behind me and caught all the big smallmouth bass I had missed. Amherst to Durrant Road, Waupaca River II 25 miles downstream. 5.3.20 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Steep gradient that needs high depths to be floatable. View waymark gallery. Throw in a few riffles and a ton of wooded bluffs, and you got yourself a gen-u-ine adventure. Our Guide to the Sugar River, Sugar River XII 9.23.18 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Chimney Rock Road to Bluffton Road, Waupaca River VI 6.24.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆ I remember the river being wider and deeper and less fun than the trips listed above. The put-in at Highway D61 is on the downstream side of the bridge, river-right. Maquoketa River Rental - 309 West Grove, Maquoketa, IA 52060 - Rated 4.3 based on 9 Reviews "Definitely the most fun I’ve had in a long time! County Road A to County Road V, Onion River I 5.11.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Quick Description: This access allows a nice float trip for the novice person or group. Both provide a great family opportunity to enjoy recreation on the Maquoketa River and the great outdoors. Pilgrim Road to Frontier Park, Menomonee River I South Avenue to Dellwood, Devil’s Lake 5.24.08 | ☆ ☆ ☆ Posted by: 8Nuts MotherGoose. If you have a few hours....what a great way to kick back & have fun on the Maquoketa River. Oak Park Road to County Road O, Peshekee River Red Covered Bridge Park to County Road 1150, Big Rib River Fair Street to County Road V, St. Croix River II I do not know if either stretch gets too shallow for paddling. 6.1.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ A straight-through float takes about 2 hours, plus ½ hour return time. 9 years ago. Watertown to Johnson Creek, Rock River III Shortly after that comes the rather lackluster confluence at the North Fork, after which there shouldn’t be any obstructions. Having been a latchkey kid myself, I empathized. 4.16.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ Monticello Canoe Rental is located on the Maquoketa River, in Monticello Iowa. Float trips a revealing way to experience NE Iowa By DOUG NEWHOFF Apr 8, 2013 Apr 8, 2013; 0 ... the Maquoketa River below Maquoketa and the Cedar River … Mirror Lake State Park to Lake Delton, Montello River 6.4.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ You can stop at 2 beachy sandbars along the way for a longer adventure. 7.3.20 | ☆ ☆ Cooksville to Murwin County Park, Badger Mill Creek The dam at Delhi has a vehicle access road to a boat ramp on the north side of the dam. 7.22.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ That is the Canton park own by the state DNR. Watersmeet to Forest Road 5250, Pecatonica River V (IL) Kawishiwi Lake to Lake One, Brule River 9.29.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 4.3.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ A fun section of this trip follows, where the river meanders in a few huge loops – a welcome break from its erstwhile nature of broad straightaways. 7.6.20 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ But in a state like Iowa with road names that are nominally numerical – and preposterously so at that; I mean, come on, 358th Avenue or 152nd Street… in the middle of rural nowhere?!? Eagle, Wisconsin, Lusk Creek 7.4-7.5.18 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Other Little Maquoketa River Trips: Graf/Graf Road to Twin Springs: 3.8 miles. Our Guide to Black Earth Creek, Black Earth Creek V Anything above 200-250 cfs will provide sufficient depth without scraping. County Highway Q to Brainards Bridge Park, Wausau Whitewater Park Black Earth to Walking Iron Park, Black Earth Creek III Highway D61 to 60th Avenue, Maunesha River V 5.20.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ Bayfield County, Wisconsin, Lake Waubesa Wetlands Ma-what-aka? Argyle to Blackhawk Memorial County Park, Pecatonica River: East Branch III Stone’s Bridge Landing to Bois Brule Landing, Boundary Waters: Kawishiwi River Rolling Hills Road to Amherst, Trappe River There’s a North Fork of the Maquoketa River as well as a South Fork. 10.25.20 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Luke’s Heights Lane to Big Falls County Park, Kewaunee River 9.20.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Shop: 563-673-4184 Address. Albany to Brodhead, Sugar River IV 2.2.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Put-In: The Maquoketa River is the perfect Lazy River in the area! You’d have to do your homework first, as there’s no signage – to say nothing of where you’d even try to find the cave via the river. Middle Road to Riviera Avenue, White River (Bayfield) Brodhead to Avon, Sugar River V (IL) “ This outfitter has canoes, kayaks, and tubes available for up to 6 hour floats on an approximately 3.5 mile stretch of the Maquoketa River. 7.3.11 | ☆ Saylesville to Neosho, Scuppernong Creek multi-faceted experiences. Such a great time tubing on the river!! Shop: 102 W Main Street. 7.16.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ You can look at a map of the water trail to pick out which route works best for you. 6.16.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 7.23.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Sheboygan Broughton Marsh County Park to Kiel, Sheboygan River IV County Road J to Lake Michigan, Pine River III (Florence): "The Oxbow" County Road S to Manitowoc, Manitowoc River I 7.8.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Let's Explore The Maquoketa River Together. We selected this section of the North Fork, deviating slightly from the guidebook, for the following reasons. Waterloo to Portland, Maunesha River II 4.21.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ County Road WW to Wisconsin River Road, Trempealeau River II Except for the short leg of 60th Avenue, which is a classic dirt-gravel country road, we took the Highway Y31/Bernard Road north to Bellevue-Cascade Road west option. His team conducts river science, survey, construction, grant administration, data and mapping services, and project management statewide. Gauge: Club House Road to Ross Avenue, Eau Claire River II (Marathon) 8.25.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 5.30.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ 6.16.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Burnt Village County Park to Fort Atkinson, Beaver Dam River III 6.13.13 | ☆ ☆ When you visit our canoe and kayak tour agency, we provide exciting, lively river tours for the whole family! 4.26.20 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Lower Red Lake Dam to County Road A, Red Cedar River III 8.15.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Bois Brule Landing to Copper Range Landing, Bois Brule River I Estabrook Park to Discovery World, Milwaukee River I Lake Kegonsa to Stoughton, Yahara River IV 4.28.19 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Out at 3:15p. 8.4.19 | ☆ ☆ ☆ 5.5.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 10.24.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Oregon to Dixon, Root River Our Guide to the Yahara River, Yahara River VIII Forestville to Algoma, Allen Creek Contact Us. Waterford to Burlington, Fox River I (IL) 8.31.19 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Mayfair Road to Jacobus Park, Menomonee River II 5.7.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Weekends and holidays are high-traffic situations, so be cautious. Fredonia to Grafton, Milwaukee River V Back in Boy Scouts we made an annual canoe trip that ended at Maquoketa Caves State Park. 8.31-9.2.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Was very nice would do again, good poeple, Saw 4 bald eagles," Maquoketa River Water Trail. County Road F to Landing 10, Black Earth Creek Overview Schneeberger Road to Albany, Little Turtle Creek Token Creek Preserve Park to Daentl Road, Token Creek I 8.26.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Gotham to Boscobel, Wisconsin River I 11.22.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 6.17.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 4.20.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Mines of Spain to Massey Marina Park, Cedar Creek Lily to Hollister, Wolf River II Shantytown Road to Jordan Park, Plover River II Al Tech Park to West River Drive, Wisconsin River XVII Lindsey Bridge to Tirrill Park in Manchester – 9.3 miles 7.15.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ 7.6.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ At around 2-8 feet in depth and about 75 feet wide, this River gives you views of nature, wildlife and beautiful sky. Back in Boy Scouts we made an annual canoe trip that ended at Maquoketa Caves State Park. Platte Road to Big Platte Road, Platte River II 11.15.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ A quick word of clarity before we get ahead of ourselves. 7.26.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ But in terms of a Zen/meditative river, this trip offers genuine serenity. We’ll leave aside our own mistake of using the wrong boat for such a stream; that’s on us and bears nothing on the river itself. 3.19.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ FLAT WATER PADDLING on the Maquoketa River Map. I have no idea where we put in. Lyndon Station to Wisconsin Dells, Prairie Du Sac to The Mississippi River Indeed, with hardly any exception, tall wooded bluffs will comprise the backdrop mile after peaceful mile all along this longish but serene trip. Manchester to Kingston, Grant River III 12.9.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ West Bend to Newburg, Milwaukee River VI on the Maquoketa River on the Maquoketa River on the Maquoketa River **Note: Distances are rounded and times will vary. 8.22.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 8.12.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Smaller creek with some rapids (Class 1-2). There is one dramatic scene, albeit brief, where a tall ridge on the left towers above the foreground treeline, allowing for an impressive display of exposed rock outcrops some 200′ high. Highway 5 to Preston Trailhead Park, Rubicon River “ This outfitter has canoes, kayaks, and tubes available for up to 6 hour floats on an approximately 3.5 mile stretch of the Maquoketa River. 7.3.20 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Robin Lane to West River Drive, Mill Creek (Richland) Bayfield County, Wisconsin, Lake Superior: Houghton Point County Road X to County Road EE, Sugar River I Then there’s the Little Maquoketa River (not to mention a Middle Fork of just the Little Maquoketa). Belleville to County Road X, Sugar River VIII Indian Creek Road to The Mississippi River, Platte River VII Walking Iron Park to Blynn Road, Black River V Harrisville to 11th Road, Moon Lake The river corridor is a combination of state land and private land. First, there’s the good’ole regular Maquoketa River which eventually flows through the town of Maquoketa. County Road J to County Road C, Prairie River II Our Guide to the Platte River, Platte River VIII 3.21.15 | ☆ ☆ 5.2.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ Portage to Dekorra, Wisconsin River VII: "The Lower Dells" 4.16.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ Old Stage Road to Casey Road, Badfish Creek II Dekorra, Wisconsin, Lake Mendota: Governor’s Island 4.26.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Blue Heron Island, Wisconsin River XVI Boundary Road to Kristof Road, Plover River III “ Great float down the Maquoketa River. 8.6.11 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 9.8.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Canoeing and tubing on the Maquoketa River We launch from 5th Avenue Canton, Iowa on the Eastside of the bridge/water. Menomonie to Dunnville, Red Cedar River I Friends of the Maquoketa Caves State Park. Canoe and Kayak Tour Agency in Maquoketa, IA If you’re looking for a thrilling way to have the wind run through your hair, ice flow through your veins, while absorbing the toasty sun rays, Maquoketa River Rental LLC. Madison, Wisconsin, Lemonweir River Saltpeter Cave Crossing to Eddyville Blacktop Road, Manitowoc River II It’s hard to beat scenery like this stretch of the North Fork of the Maquoketa River. Short Cut Road to County Road U, Halls Creek II 9 Mile Creek Landing to Dix Dox Landing, Flambeau River: North Fork I 9.7.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 8.15.11 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Join us at Monticello Canoe Rental for a trip you will never forget. Little Hope to Shadow Lake, Crystal River II PLEASE NOTE: We are no longer renting canoes, kayaks and tubes. It has the look and feel of an iconic iron-truss bridge we so love in northeastern Iowa. 8.16.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Learn More The buxom boulders are more pronounced, the rock outcrops in the bluffs less bashful. 6.21.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ – then apparently nobody had the time or inclination to fork over more creativity. It was simultaneously adorable and heartbreaking watching the poor thing try to scamper-clamber up the banks, failing, falling, mewing like a kitten (seriously, that’s how they sound), then try-try again. 6.16.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆ 6.9.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 6.9.18 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Prairie Du Sac to Arena, Wisconsin River III 8.8.10 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Sister Bay to Garret Bay, Lake Michigan: Cave Point County Park … Esker Road to Bevent Drive, Plover River I also when you are trying to find my place you will have to slow way down coming down the … Use the bank on your left. Either way, it is steep, so if you attempt to use it as an access, be prepared. 6.26.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ Ontario to Rockton, Kickapoo River: West Fork 3.16.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ County Road C to Stange’s Park, Prairie River I 6.19.11 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 6.16.19 | ☆ ☆ You feel utterly secluded for the entirety of this trip. Brownton to Winslow, Pecatonica River II Mormon Coulee Park to Goose Island County Park, Morrison Creek II Hoogeveen’s first trip is 18.3 miles, which is ambitious – especially in the wrong kind of boat. This trip has been the Apple River of my eye for years now (sorry, but I had to). 10.3.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Ideally the river offers a few fast moving shallow spots, I can't call any of them rapids. Whether you want to meander about the water soaking up the sun with inner tube rental, or go exploring on a kayak or a canoe, we have the rental services for you. And while there’s hardly anything in between, the bridges at both the put-in and take-out make for excellent accesses. 5.25.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ “ Great float down the Maquoketa River. 11.1.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Highway 78 to Argyle, Pecatonica River: Mineral Point Branch II 7.8.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Windsor to Yahara Heights County Park, Yahara River VII Newald Tower Road/Forest Road 2159 to Highway 101, Prairie River III 10.29.18 | ☆ ☆ ☆ Bolton Road to Krape Park, Yellow River (Taylor) This was the year to do it I told myself and Easter Sunday seemed like as good a day as any to try my luck. Cemetery Road to Pettibone Pass, Morrison Creek I 5.18.19 | ☆ ☆ ☆ 9.14.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ 11.21.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ What we liked: New Prospect to New Fane, Mirror Lake County Road O to Endeavor, Fox River I Was very nice would do again, good poeple, Saw 4 bald eagles, Our Services. Background: This trip marked Part II of our Maquoketa area paddling junket, and while we had lots of options of other places to explore, we chose this section of the Maquoketa River’s North Fork as it begins where our trip the day before on Whitewater Creek ended. The boulders are great, and the wildlife was simply spectacular. Riverside Road to Paoli, Sugar River III The Maquoketa River Water Trail is one of the best places to go kayaking or canoeing in Iowa. Goodrich to County Road A, Billings Creek 5.6.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Mifflin to Jones Branch Road, Pecatonica River III While not a dedicated landing, it’s very accessible and fairly established, as it’s primarily used for the take-out on paddling trips down Whitewater Creek. Marl Lake to Shadow Lake Road, Crystal River I 7.16-7.19.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 3.20.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Note: We dont allow any sort of tube or inflatable brought in. Our Guide to the Lower Wisconsin Riverway, Wisconsin River XIX The trail spans around 80 miles total, and there are many spots to enter and exit the river. Elder Lane to Twin Lake Road, Maunesha River I Madison, Wisconsin, Chicago River 6.20.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 3.7.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ 6.25.11 | ☆ ☆ ☆ 5.20.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 7.20.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 9.5-9.7.09 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ The maples were at their red and yellow best. From here there’s only 1/3 of a mile left of the creek before it empties into the North Fork of the Maquoketa River. 10.20.19 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Black River Falls to Melrose, Black River: East Fork II 2-day float trip on Turkey River in Northeast Iowa. 6.10-6.14.20 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Nate has been certified as an American Canoe Association instructor and has extensive training in the applied science of river restoration. Our Guide to Turtle Creek, Turtle Creek V 5.23.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ It begins below the dam in the town of Cascade and wraps up at the Ozark Bridge at 21stStreet. The access here is excellent; take out on river-left on the upstream side of the stately structure. Old County Road I to Kelly Road, Rock Creek Highway D61, (on Whitewater Creek) East of Cascade, Iowa Dekorra to Whalen Bay, Wisconsin River V Big Platte Road to Indian Creek Road, Platte River III 3.30.18 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Accommodating up to 20 people for this float, cSavanna Adventures will provide the transportation, tubes and life vests for your adventure! A long stretch of water that is eminently pleasant, this trip has the look and feel of a wild setting, despite its Iowan/agrarian surroundings. 3.21.20 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ East 18th Road to Highway 71, Crawfish River III Look at some of our greatest canoeing trips. The river below the Bailey’s Ford access begins to become impounded by the dam at Delhi. (In retrospect, we’d have opted for somewhere else – not because this trip was a dull dud (it wasn’t), but on account of newly risen water levels on alternate streams plus having the wrong boat for this trip (a 10′ crossover kayak with raised bow and stern designed for rapids and narrow creeks, whereas the North Fork of the Maquoketa is a slow quietwater stream well over 70′ wide – meaning, this was more work than recreation.). Estabrook Park to Bruce Street, Milwaukee River VII 7.5.19 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ It's rich with untouched nature and the beauty of an Iowan landscape. 8.26.19 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Hollandale to Horseshoe Bend Road, Pecatonica River: East Branch V So it goes. 4.11.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 8.1.09 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Gauge note: Not even 24 hours later the gauge reading was 6.5′ high & 1600 cfs, after a rogue rain dumped 3.5″ overnight! 9.16.11 | ☆ Cambridge to Rockdale, La Crosse River III Lone Rock to Muscoda, Wisconsin River IV There’s a lotta “Maquoketa” going down in this part of Iowa. Was very nice would do again, good poeple, Saw 4 bald eagles," 9.7-9.8.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Streit Road to Denny Road, Piscasaw Creek I Koepp Park to Bluemound Road, Pigeon River Colored Sands Forest Preserve to North Meridian Road, Sugar River: West Branch 3.31.19 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Highway X16 to Old Sixteen Road, Zumbro River is the place to be! Morehead Canoe Access - Maquoketa River - Find info about paddling launch sites including directions, ammenities, & fees to plan your next paddling trip! Cross Plains to Black Earth, Black Earth Creek II 3.15.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ 9.14.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ From here to the first bridge there’s not much to say; it’s a supremely scenic stretch of wooded bluffs, occasional riffles, some hidden rock outcrops, bank-side boulders, and a few sand- and gravel bars. 5.5.19 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ We offer water/electrical and primitive campsites. 11.10.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Cannon Falls to Welch, Cannon River I 5.18.14 | ☆ ☆ 7.27.17 | ☆ ☆ 11.19.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ When you visit our canoe and kayak tour agency, we provide exciting, lively river tours for the whole family! North Andover to Highway 81, Red River This river definitely lends itself on the sum being better than its individual parts. County Road O to Banfield Bridge Recreation Area, Little Platte River I Upon passing it, we saw no discernible evidence of how this bridge could be accessible, but to be fair, we weren’t really looking hard, since it wasn’t our take-out bridge. Conversely, the 4.5 miles in between Ozark and Caven bridges (half of his second trip) sound downright lovely. 16 reviews of Monticello Canoe Rental "Monticello Canoe Rental is the "former McDonough Canoe Rental" - Same location- Same great service- same number 319-465-3697 ! The geology show goes a little burlesque… Even though it’s been a long trip, this stretch is especially lovely and deserves sitting down a spell to soak it all up. Coon Hollow Road to Ellenboro, Platte River VI 6.08 | ☆ That is the Canton park own by the state DNR. Author Hoogeveen describes this trip thusly: “Paddlers come here looking for wildness and inaccessibility.” We’d say that’s exactly right in terms of what the river here offers. Put in at 3rd bridge South of Fort Atkinson (Southwest of Festina, Iowa approx. 7.25.14 | ☆ ☆ The river showcases limestone cliffs, mature oak forests, shallow impoundments, lowland forests, and diverse wildlife. Rural to Shadow Lake Road, Dell Creek Big Falls to Highway 110, Little Wolf River III 4.12.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 7.15.10 | ☆ ☆ Regardless, this trip is worth saving for early spring or late fall – when the trees are leafless – to better take in the many embedded boulders and “shy” rock outcrops along the bluffs. 7.20.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ 6.8.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ Attica to Albany, Sugar River VI Bladwin, Iowa 52207 4.12.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 3.12.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 09.13.20 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ With just six RV sites, the campground has a very relaxed, at-home feeling. 4.23.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ The Maquoketa River: A trip down the Maquoketa River will take you past Pictured Rocks Park, and several other scenic locations. Willard Road to Grand Avenue, Black River IV County Road A to Belleville, Sugar River VII 6.18.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Melrose to North Bend, Black River II Top Iowa Kayaking & Canoeing Activities: See reviews and photos of kayaking & canoeing in Iowa, United States on Tripadvisor. 4.9.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ S. County Line Road to S. O’Riley Road, Little Wolf River IV Along much of this stretch, the river flows through a canyon bounded by steep cliffs of Silurian dolomite. 7.9.11 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 12.11.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ The stretch of river from just below the Mon-Maq dam to Iowa Highway 136 is one of Iowa's most popular canoe trips. “ Great float down the Maquoketa River. Of stream names is strictly derivative and not more unique or colorful is anybody ’ s a North Maquoketa... Made for a family gathering on the water levels were identical this section of the dam in Backbone Park! River we launch from 5th Avenue Canton, Iowa, it transitions a... Tributary of the best places to go kayaking or canoeing in Iowa ’ first... Generally speaking, this trip offers genuine serenity right-hand bend applied science of River from Monticello Pictured. For this float, cSavanna Adventures will provide the transportation, tubes and life vests your... … kayaking the Maquoketa River in Jackson County forests, shallow impoundments lowland! 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