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Iowa River Maps


The following maps are provided for informational purposes and for basic navigation. They are not intended for accurate navigation.

River levels and flows on Iowa River Levels can be found at USGS.


Big Sioux River

Larchwood to Sioux City


Boone River

Boone River – Hamilton County
DNR – Boone River Water Trail PDF
Webster City to the Des Moines River
West & East Fork Des Moines River, Upper Des Moines River, Lizard Creek and Boone River


Cedar River

Otranto to Janesville (Charles City Chamber of Commerce)
Otranto to Charles City
Charles City to LaPorte City
Benton County to Cedar County
Project AWARE 2008 Map
Project AWARE 2009 Map
Lower Cedar River and Black Hawk Creek
Cedar River Flatwater Maps
Cedar River Flatwater Paddling Trips


Chariton River

Rathbun Lake to Missouri Border


Des Moines River

Webster County
Boone County
Polk County
Van Buren County
Dolliver State Park to Saylorville
Red Rock Lake to Mississippi River
Des Moines River Water Trail
DNR – Lower Des Moines Water Trail PDF
West & East Fork Des Moines River, Upper Des Moines River, Lizard Creek and Boone River
Des Moines River Water Trail, Van Buren County (The Villages of Van Buren)


East Fork Des Moines River

Bancroft to the Des Moines River
West & East Fork Des Moines River, Upper Des Moines River, Lizard Creek and Boone River


English River

Project AWARE 2006 Map


Iowa River

Hardin County
Iowa City to Mississippi
Belmond to Marshalltown
Tama County to Mississippi River
Project AWARE 2012 Map
Project AWARE 2006 Map


Little Sioux River

Spencer to Smithland
Little Sioux River and Mill Creek
Project AWARE 2005 Map


Little Turkey River

Project AWARE 2011 Map


Maquoketa River

Jones County
Strawberry Point to Green Island
Maquoketa River, North Fork of the Maquoketa River and Whitewater Creek


Middle Raccoon River

Dallas and Guthrie Counties
Panora to Van Meter
North, South and Middle Raccoon River
Project AWARE 2007 Map


Middle River

Madison and Adair Counties


North Raccoon River

Sac and Calhoun Counties
Carroll and Green Counties
Dallas County
Sac County to Des Moines
Project AWARE 2007 Map


North and South Skunk River

Keokuk County to Mississippi River


Shell Rock River

Albert Lea, MN to Rockford
Rockford to Janesville
Project AWARE 2008 Map


Skunk River

Story City to New Sharon
Skunk River Water Trail
Skunk River Canoe Trail
North & South Skunk Rivers and Big Cedar Creek
Skunk River Water Trail (Jefferson County section)


Turkey River

Fayette and Clayton Counties
Howard County to Mississippi River
Skunk River Paddlers: Turkey River Map
Project AWARE 2011 Map


Upper Iowa River

Lime Springs to French Creek Bridge
GoNomad – Canoeing the Upper Iowa River
Chimney Rock


Volga River

Langeman’s Ford to Garber
Project AWARE 2011 Map


Wapsipinicon River

Buchanan County
Scott and Clinton Counties
Tripoli to Anamosa
Wapsipinicon River Water Trail
Wapsipinicon River
Project AWARE 2015 Map
Project AWARE 2009 Map
DNR – Wapsipinicon River Water Trail PDF


West Fork Cedar River

Franklin to Black Hawk


West Fork Des Moines River

Petersburg, MN to Humboldt


West Nishnabotna River

Pottawattamie County
Avoca and Atlantic to Hamburg
Project AWARE 2010 Map


Winnebago River

Winnebago County
Project AWARE 2008 Map
Winnebago River Water Trail


Yellow River

Volney Bridge to Hwy 76 Bridge


Other Maps and Brochures

Lake Odessa Water Trail, Louisa County
Cedar Valley Paddlers Trail, Waterloo
Water Trails Underway
Lake Rathbun Water Trail


Good Information on Dams in Iowa

Iowa Whitewater Website

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