Skill Level: Beginner 5.31.14 | ☆ ☆ 10.14.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ 9.27.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ Frontier Park to Jacobus Park, Mill Creek (Iowa) Overview: Camping, water and restrooms are available at this departure point. The best we can offer is it’s in the neighborhood of these GPS coordinates: 42.21822, -90.89984. 7.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 28th Court to Poy Sippi, Piscasaw Creek III Bear Lake Road to Dells of the Eau Claire Park, Eau Claire River: North Fork (Eau Claire County), Eau Claire River: North Fork (Eau Claire) 3 miles) - destination Clermont, Iowa, approx. Our Guide to the Yahara River, Yahara River VIII 4.11.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ 5.4.19 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ First, there’s the good’ole regular Maquoketa River which eventually flows through the town of Maquoketa. 9.4.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 5.17.19 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 6.10.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ Stoughton to Stebbensville Road, Yahara River V 5.5.18 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Copper Range Landing to Highway 13, Bois Brule River II We offer water/electrical and primitive campsites. This requires a vehicle shuttle from Turtle Creek Park to the Maquoketa River access downstream of the dam. Stebbensville Road to County Road H, Yahara River I 5.13.18 | ☆ ☆ ☆ And while there’s hardly anything in between, the bridges at both the put-in and take-out make for excellent accesses. 4.29.18 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 10.10.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 3.21.15 | ☆ ☆ 7.30.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ 5.31.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 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. 9.23.18 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Lower Red Lake Dam to County Road A, Red Cedar River III Spring Valley to 770th Avenue, Embarrass River There’s a well-worn path that’s short and none too steep. Give us a call to reserve your canoes, kayaks, or inner tubes today!!" Kelly Road to West Pine Hill Road, Robinson Creek I 12.11.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Was very nice would do again, good poeple, Saw 4 bald eagles, Our Services. Cambridge to Hoopen Road, Koshkonong Creek II Highway 78 to Argyle, Pecatonica River: Mineral Point Branch II County Road TT to Canal Road, Maunesha River III That is, until I’d returned to the bridge, after my long paddle and shuttle pedal. 7.2-7.8.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ – then apparently nobody had the time or inclination to fork over more creativity. River Falls to County Road F, Kishwaukee River 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. At around 2-8 feet in depth and about 75 feet wide, this River gives you views of nature, wildlife and beautiful sky. 7.31.10 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ “ Great float down the Maquoketa River. It begins below the dam in the town of Cascade and wraps up at the Ozark Bridge at 21stStreet. Then probably turn left and scamper upstream the scant 0.3 mile to the Highway D61 bridge. Highway 23 to Lake Winnebago, Fox River III 8.31.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ What we didn’t like: Wildlife: 3.20.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Grandfather Dam to Lokemoen Road, Wisconsin River IX Fredonia to Grafton, Milwaukee River V 9.27.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ 9.4-9.5.10 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Having been a latchkey kid myself, I empathized. This would be an ultimate canoeing river; the width, gentle gradient, and nostalgic sense of how things used to be (re: still should be) all lend themselves to canoeing in particular. 6.21.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ TUBULAR TUESDAY SPECIAL $10 per tube. (2012) Haymeadow Creek to Prairie Road, Puchyan River Old Stage Road to Highway 59, Badfish Creek I Such a great time tubing on the river!! 4.1.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ Port Washington to Grafton, Lake Michigan: Ellison Bay 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. 5.14.14 | ☆ ☆ 6.8.15 & 6.10.15 | ☆ ☆ The dam at Delhi has a vehicle access road to a boat ramp on the north side of the dam. Top Iowa Kayaking & Canoeing Activities: See reviews and photos of kayaking & canoeing in Iowa, United States on Tripadvisor. Cotton Mill Park to County Road J, Beaver Dam River II 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. Sheboygan Falls to Lake Michigan, Six Mile Creek Marl Lake to Shadow Lake Road, Crystal River I Along much of this stretch, the river flows through a canyon bounded by steep cliffs of Silurian dolomite. 8.6.11 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Mayfair Road to Jacobus Park, Menomonee River II 8.4.19 | ☆ ☆ ☆ 14 miles – which is ridiculously long, and just about interminable when bike shuttling. A number of watercraft campsites are available offering downriver paddlers opportunities for multiple days on the river. Cemetery Road to Morrison Landing, Mukwonago River There’s a lotta “Maquoketa” going down in this part of Iowa. Highway 69 to County Road A, Sugar River IX Formerly a writer, Nate is author of the guidebook, Paddling Iowa. 8.30.19 | ☆ ☆ ☆ Sheridan Springs Road to Lyons, White River (Waushara) Cemetery Road to Pettibone Pass, Morrison Creek I 6.1.11 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Fritz Road to County Road PB, Token Creek II 7.11.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Pilgrim Road to Frontier Park, Menomonee River I 7.3.11 | ☆ 3.30.18 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 9.23.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ We recommend this level. Wisconsin Dells to Norway Drive, Wisconsin River VI 9.20.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Token Creek County Park to Cherokee Park, Tomorrow-Waupaca River Overview 11.9.20 | ☆ ☆ ☆ Newburg to Fredonia, Milwaukee River: East Branch III Maquoketa River Canoe trip report. Wisconsin Avenue to Fowler Lake Park, Oconomowoc River I 4.12.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ The river below the Bailey’s Ford access begins to become impounded by the dam at Delhi. Amherst to Durrant Road, Waupaca River II Albany to Brodhead, Sugar River IV Highway D61 to 60th Avenue, Maunesha River V Overguard Road to East Fork Campground, Blue River II Then I saw that Whitewater Creek (and by extension, the North Fork of the Maquoketa River) had risen quite a bit – and would continue to well on into the night. 7.27.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ Before the bridge, while smack dab in the meandering loop, there’s an intriguing place called Searryl’s Cave State Preserve, off the river, via the right banks… somewhere. Shuttle Information: 4.22.18 | ☆ ☆ ☆ 5.12.19 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Colored Sands Forest Preserve to North Meridian Road, Sugar River: West Branch Richmond to Spring Grove, Oconomowoc River III The river meanders in loops again here, but now with a steeper gradient (though still pretty subtle). There was one small downed tree cluster, but it’s a minor nuisance – nothing requiring a portage. Cloud to Sheboygan Broughton Marsh County Park, Sheboygan River V Highway 58 to Dog Hollow Road, Wisconsin River XI January 1 at 1:49 PM. Waunakee, Wisconsin, Duck Creek 9.22.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Highway 59 to Highway 104, Apple River 6.18.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ The stretch of river from just below the Mon-Maq dam to Iowa Highway 136 is one of Iowa's most popular canoe trips. Manawa to County Road X, Lulu Lake White Crossing Road to Valley Road, Sugar River X 7.15.10 | ☆ ☆ 8.8.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Total Time: 4h 15m No, all we’ll say about this trip is that is simply runs a little long and monotonous. What we liked: Madison, Wisconsin, Lemonweir River You can look at a map of the water trail to pick out which route works best for you. 11.1.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 4.19.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 5.24.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Launch Area: 395 149th Ave. Canton, Ia 52309. County Road O to Ferry Bluff Landing, Honey Creek (Walworth) 04.19.15 | ☆ ☆ 9.25.20 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ With just six RV sites, the campground has a very relaxed, at-home feeling. 3.10.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ multi-faceted experiences. 5.28.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 6.17.12 | ☆ ☆ The boulders are great, and the wildlife was simply spectacular. Natural Resource Plates You can stop at 2 beachy sandbars along the way for a longer adventure. We are open and ready for 2015 season! ... Join us at Outback Canoe and Campground on the Maquoketa River in Monticello, IA. 12.2.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ 7.5.19 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Shortly after that comes the rather lackluster confluence at the North Fork, after which there shouldn’t be any obstructions. Indeed, with hardly any exception, tall wooded bluffs will comprise the backdrop mile after peaceful mile all along this longish but serene trip. 5.5.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 8.29.09 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Rolling Hills Road to Amherst, Trappe River Then there’s the Little Maquoketa River (not to mention a Middle Fork of just the Little Maquoketa). Robin Lane to West River Drive, Mill Creek (Richland) Grafton to Thiensville, Milwaukee River II 7.22.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Belleville to County Road X, Sugar River VIII It ends at a dam that will need to be portaged around. The river showcases limestone cliffs, mature oak forests, shallow impoundments, lowland forests, and diverse wildlife. Canoeing the Maquoketa River www.andersonrentalsandsales.com. We’d definitely do this trip again, but next time we’d put in below the dam in Cascade and get a taste of those seven miles before the confluence with Whitewater Creek. Jun 24, 2020 - Follow the latest water trail reviews from Milespaddled.com. “ 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. Our Guide to Badfish Creek, Badfish Creek VII Whether your interests are canoeing, kayaking, or tubing, the Maquoketa River is the perfect location to relax and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. The landscape along the Maquoketa River is beautiful Iowa forest, and towering rock bluffs. Note that there is no portage to get around the Delhi Dam, and that the section of river above it is primarily flanked by private residences along the still waters of Lake Delhi. Madison, Wisconsin, Lake Michigan: Horseshoe Island Old Stage Road to Casey Road, Badfish Creek II Dundee to Mauthe Lake, Milwaukee River: East Branch II Stone’s Bridge Landing to Bois Brule Landing, Boundary Waters: Kawishiwi River Your float begins at the canoe rental office, located below the Mon-Maq Dam, and continues down river to beautiful Pictured Rocks Park. County Road ES to Bowers Road, Sugar River Overview 9.20.08 | ☆ Rural to Shadow Lake Road, Dell Creek Pine River to Texas, Wisconsin River XVIII County Road F to Landing 10, Black Earth Creek Overview 5.22.15 | ☆ ☆ 4.3.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ This made for a long 10-11 mile excursion on the river. Was very nice would do again, good poeple, Saw 4 bald eagles," I do not know how any of these tie in with the other canoe renters. Haskins Park to Highway 113, Baraboo River I This tributary of the Mississippi River is a great place to chill out and relax at with many activities for you to do. Garlyn Glanz, Director of Delaware County Conservation stated “We currently have water access to the Maquoketa River at Dunlap Park, however, the only place to exit the river after putting in at Dunlap was at Monticello. 6.28.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Cambridge to Rockdale, La Crosse River III 5.4.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ Paoli to Belleville, Sugar River XI Other Little Maquoketa River Trips: Graf/Graf Road to Twin Springs: 3.8 miles. Gotham to Boscobel, Wisconsin River I 4.11.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 4.9.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ Brownton to Winslow, Pecatonica River II Our Guide to the Tomorrow-Waupaca River, Tomorrow River That is the Canton park own by the state DNR. County Road A to Lily, Wolf River I Big Falls County Park to County Road QQ, Eau Claire River II (Eau Claire) Old County Road I to Kelly Road, Rock Creek Sweet-Allyn Park to Dickop Street, Upper Iowa River II 8.6.11 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Back in Boy Scouts we made an annual canoe trip that ended at Maquoketa Caves State Park. 9.16.11 | ☆ 9.2.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Fall River to Columbus-Fall River Road, Crystal River Overview 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. 5.24.09 | ☆ ☆ ☆ The access here is excellent; take out on river-left on the upstream side of the stately structure. 5.24.08 | ☆ ☆ ☆ Zumbro Falls to Millville, Filter your search by Category : Tag : Date. 5.25.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ 6.19.20 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 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. 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. Schram Park to Pin Oak Park – 2 miles Ness Road to Big Falls, Little Wolf River II There are more direct spur options, but all along dirt-gravel roads – meaning it would still take about as long by vehicle than the slightly less direct paved options. Lake Kegonsa to Stoughton, Yahara River IV 4.30.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ splash1117@yahoo.com. See more ideas about canoe and kayak, canoe, trip. Fits up to a 50 quart cooler. 7.25.19 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ If you have a few hours....what a great way to kick back & have fun on the Maquoketa River. Eldora: Rock-n-Row Adventures. Pine Island to Portage, Wisconsin River X is the place to be! 9.28.20 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 9.1.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ 2-day float trip on Turkey River in Northeast Iowa. I do not know if either stretch gets too shallow for paddling. WEEKDAY/WEEKENDS $15 per tube. 11.21.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 8.16.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ Middle Eau Claire Lake to Gordon, Eau Claire River III (Eau Claire) 6.16.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Canoe and kayak enthusiasts can take advantage of a well-developed and maintained river trail system along the Maquoketa River in Jackson County. 7.3.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Use the bank on your left. County Road W to Colfax Park, Red Cedar River II 5.11.20 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Learn More Conversely, the 4.5 miles in between Ozark and Caven bridges (half of his second trip) sound downright lovely. This all might feel a smidge homogenous or monotonous after awhile (say, 15 miles), but it’s a heluva lovely monotony. Our Guide to the Sugar River, Sugar River XII Quite a scene. Mines of Spain to Massey Marina Park, Cedar Creek Riverview Park to Reek Road, Waupaca River IV Loy Road to Highway 23, Mill Creek (Portage) Highway 45 to County Road M, Flambeau River: North Fork III 11.15.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ River Avenue to Riviera Avenue, Black River III Recent Post by Page. Old County Road PB to Highway 69, Baraboo River Overview 4.16.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ 8.11.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ The doe booked it up the banks, leaving Bambi pitifully alone. Happy New Year,! Some stretches provide a quiet, prehistoric feel among ancient rocks and forests. Dekorra, Wisconsin, Lake Mendota: Governor’s Island on the Maquoketa River on the Maquoketa River on the Maquoketa River **Note: Distances are rounded and times will vary. 8.15.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ County Road E to County Road A, Platte River V Royertown Bridge Access, Maquoketa River, Eastern IA. Veterans Memorial Park to Windsor Road, Yahara River III Outback Canoe Rental rents canoes and kayaks for leisure floating or paddling trips on the Maquoketa river in Monticello Iowa. County Road N to Oxbow Take Out, Pine River II (Florence) Mifflin to Jones Branch Road, Pecatonica River III …………………………………, Wisconsin River XIV Bayfield County, Wisconsin, Lake Waubesa Wetlands Twin Springs/Asbury Road to Burtons Furnace Road: 7.5 miles. 7.9.11 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ THE MAQUOKETA RIVER . Cross Plains to Black Earth, Black Earth Creek II However, its length and relative monotony might tax some paddlers. 9.11.11 | ☆ ☆ ☆ 10.20.19 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Mormon Coulee Park to Goose Island County Park, Morrison Creek II The dam at Hopkinton has been removed and can be navigated during high water, during lower flow you can portage on the west bank. 7.20.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ Rockbridge to County Road AA, Pine River (Waushara) 2.27.18 + 5.4.18 | ☆ ☆ ☆ 10.3.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 4.11.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ Cherry Valley to New Milford, Koshkonong Creek IV Menomonie to Dunnville, Red Cedar River I Such a great time tubing on the river!! 11.1.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ 6.8.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ 10.20.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ 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. *************** 10.16.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 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. O’Riley Road to Sweet-Allyn Park, Turtle Creek I Highway X16 to Old Sixteen Road, Zumbro River 8.25.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Mud Lake Road to County Road G, Big Bureau Creek West Bend to Newburg, Milwaukee River VI 9.29.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ The maples were at their red and yellow best. 10.11.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Waunakee Village Park to South Woodland Drive, Spring Creek II The buxom boulders are more pronounced, the rock outcrops in the bluffs less bashful. Kewaskum to Barton, Milwaukee River III We won’t even bellyache about the bike shuttle being long and hot, as we recognize most paddlers are far more sensible than we and are doing a trip like this with another vehicle in mind. Sunrise Road to Old Stone Road, Badfish Creek V Burnt Village County Park to Fort Atkinson, Beaver Dam River III Ellenboro to Platte Road, Platte River I 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 … The Maquoketa River Water Trail is one of the best places to go kayaking or canoeing in Iowa. 8.4.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ 8.7.10 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ County Road C to Stange’s Park, Prairie River I 6.08 | ☆ The Maquoketa River originates in southeastern Fayette County and travels 140 miles to its confluence with the Mississippi River. 4.24.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Castle Rock Dam to Lyndon Station, Wisconsin River XIII: "The Upper & Lower Dells" 5.29-5.31.10 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 7.6.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 9.22.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ Located right on the banks of the Maquoketa River, Lakehurst Riverside Campground is veteran-owned and family-friendly. 9.14.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ 9.27.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 11.10.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 1.19.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ 5.20.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Dragging a canoe is no fun. Anything above 200-250 cfs will provide sufficient depth without scraping. Johnsonville to Dassow Park, Sheboygan River II 11.1.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Watersmeet to Forest Road 5250, Pecatonica River V (IL) Schneeberger Road to Albany, Little Turtle Creek 5.15.20 | ☆ ☆ ☆ Cooler tube. 7.6.20 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Highway 78 to River Road, Pecatonica River: East Branch VI Ma-what-aka? 8.10.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ Canoed the Maquoketa River from Monticello to Pictured Rocks County Park on a crisp, clear October 1st. Cell: 563-495-7241. Seeley Lake to Hatchery Road, Sheboygan River VI 10.28.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 5 Mile Road to Horlick Dam, Root River: South Branch II Attica to Albany, Sugar River VI 5.14.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ also when you are trying to find my place you will have to slow way down coming down the hill or you just might past the turn. 6.2.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ County Road Q to Witek Road, Catfish Creek The Maquoketa River Water Trail is one of the best places to go kayaking or canoeing in Iowa. Lake Ludden to S. Oak Park Road, Pecatonica River: Mineral Point Branch I Koepp Park to Bluemound Road, Pigeon River 7.14.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ County Road X to County Road EE, Sugar River I 7.19.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ 7.16-7.19.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Friends of the Maquoketa Caves State Park. Roughly 5-ish miles into things a series of brief riffles precedes a totally random porch-like, duck blind/deer stand-esque structure complete with stairs, handrail, back deck, and American flag. Sunset Drive to Gramling Lane, Scuppernong River Canoeing and tubing on the Maquoketa River We launch from 5th Avenue Canton, Iowa on the Eastside of the bridge/water. 9.28.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ A great time was had by all. Sunny Ridge Road to Banner Road, Pecatonica River: East Branch VII Email. Grafton to County Highway T, Milwaukee River IV Rockton to La Farge, Kickapoo River I 7.3.20 | ☆ ☆ 4.3.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Highway 139 to Chipmunk Rapids Campground, Pine River (Lincoln) Contact Us. Fairfield to Sweet-Allyn Park, Turtle Creek IV Our Guide to the Mecan River, Mecan River IV ©2019 Delaware County Tourism Association. Bolton Road to Krape Park, Yellow River (Taylor) 4.12.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Gauge: Point Rock Park to Jacobstown Road, Castle Rock Creek/Fennimore Fork St. Croix Falls to Osceola, Starkweather Creek Miles Paddled documents canoe and kayak trips on rivers and creeks throughout Wisconsin. 8.17.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 8.21.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ 11.4.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 6.17.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 8.25.19 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 6.18.18 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Our Guide to the Crystal River, Crystal River III Kanow Park to County Road P, Rock River II 5.27.15 | ☆ ☆ One of the Ozark Wildlife Area entrances is via the Caven Bridge Access, so you might have some company. Madison, Wisconsin, Chicago River Just above the Quaker Mill dam, located between Lindsey Bridge and Tirrill Park, there was a breach in the levy which is passable by water craft or a short portage on the south bank. 8.31.19 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Short Cut Road to County Road U, Halls Creek II Marshall to Firemen’s Park, Maunesha River IV North Andover to Highway 81, Red River Ashippun Lake to Ski Slide Road, Badfish Creek Overview 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. County Road CF to County Road G, Covel Creek 8.16.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 7.5.20 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 3.1.20 | ☆ ☆ ☆ 9.20.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Watertown to Johnson Creek, Rock River III Rented 7 canoes for a family gathering on the Maquoketa River. 8.14.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 5.5.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 5.29.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ It's rich with untouched nature and the beauty of an Iowan landscape. Dragging a canoe is no fun. 10.24.20 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 10.26.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Faribault to Dundas, Carroll Creek All Rights Reserved. Esker Road to Bevent Drive, Plover River I Crossover Road to Highway 60, Milwaukee River VIII Sure, fine – that’s all well and good – but there must be something to dislike, no? 8.5.17 + 8.22.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Was very nice would do again, good poeple, Saw 4 bald eagles," 5.3.20 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 2.2.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ You can stop at 2 beachy sandbars along the way for a longer adventure. 3.16.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ Springs Park to School Section Road, Turtle Creek II 7.15.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ Like all of Iowa, it’s surrounded by agriculture, of course. Iowa's natural resources plates include the state bird and flower, pheasant, eagle, buck and a Brook trout. 6.4.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 6.19.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ 5.15.10 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Kendallville to Bluffton, Upper Iowa River I Our Guide to the Baraboo River, Baraboo River V Brule Glacial Spillway State Natural Area, Bois Brule River IV Bowers Road to State Road 120, Sugar Creek I 10.17.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Ideally, however, we’d have a canoe and either take an ambitious swing for the entire 25-ish miles in one day or, better still, primitive camp on one of the many islands along the way. Red Covered Bridge Park to County Road 1150, Big Rib River And by lackluster all we mean is Whitewater Creek makes a t-bone beeline for the North Fork with near-perfect 90-degree angularity with nary a meander or nuance about it. Maquoketa River Access to Retz Wildlife Area – 2.4 miles 3.15.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ View waymark gallery. The trail spans around 80 miles total, and there are many spots to enter and exit the river. 9.17.13 | ☆ ☆ Walking Iron Park to Blynn Road, Black River V Estabrook Park to Discovery World, Milwaukee River I 9.17.18 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ County Road I to County Road G, Crawfish River II 12.9.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 48 x 36 x 12 inflated dual chamber heavy duty vinyl cooler tube. The route we took is not necessarily the most streamlined (no pun intended), but it offered the most paved road option. 8.20.17 | ☆ ☆ There are two forks of the Maquoketa River that meander some 50 miles through the county, meeting just north of the town of Maquoketa. 5.5.13 | ☆ ☆ 7.8.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 6.1.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ 11.15.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ There are two forks of the Maquoketa River that meander some 50 miles through the county, meeting just north of the town of Maquoketa. 4.22.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ North Freedom to Highway 113, Bark River VI 9.6.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 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. 6.3-6.4.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ 25 miles downstream. Buchholz Road to County Highway Q, Waupaca River V Femrite Drive to Fish Camp County Park, Dorn Creek Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest, Eau Claire River: North Fork (Eau Claire), Lake Superior: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (MI), Pecatonica River: Mineral Point Branch II, Wisconsin River XIII: "The Upper & Lower Dells". Windsor to Yahara Heights County Park, Yahara River VII 5.12.13 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Campers can chill out at their campsite or take a canoe or kayak down the river. Crawford Landing Road to Indian Village Road, Onion River II Little Hope to Shadow Lake, Crystal River II Blynn Road to Arena, Black Earth Creek I 10.29.18 | ☆ ☆ ☆ 7.13.10 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ County Road K to Riverside Landing, Neenah Creek 9.7.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 4.23.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ Kayaking the Maquoketa River. 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. 5.20.16 | ☆ ☆ ☆ 10.25.14 | ☆ ☆ 4.8.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ Your pick up point is located below the dam on your right bank west of the town of Maquoketa, so you will have to reenter the water to cross over. Ontario to Rockton, Kickapoo River: West Fork 11.17.12 | ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ There are no facilities here, but there’s plenty of room for parking. Saylesville to Neosho, Scuppernong Creek 6.20.15 | ☆ ☆ ☆ Would highly recommend!!! 4.15.17 | ☆ ☆ ☆ 2-day float trip on Turkey River in Northeast Iowa. 6.29.14 | ☆ ☆ ☆ A frosty view from Maquoketa Caves Visitor Center. A walleye-smallmouth bass fishery this section of the water photos of kayaking & canoeing in Iowa, States. Sorry, your blog can not share posts by email vinyl cooler tube for vehicle... 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