Iowa Kayaking Spots

Iowa Kayaking Spots
NameService TypeRatingsTotal RatingsAddressTimingStatusBest ReviewSpecial Service
River Basin Canoe & KayakCanoe & kayak store4.019Burlington, IA, United StatesOpens 12PM FriClosed"Great service and even greater kayaks."In-store shopping
Quarry Springs OutfitterCanoe & kayak rental service4.842Colfax, IA, United States In Quarry Springs ParkOpens 4PMClosed"Always enjoy our time kayaking here."
Linden Canoes & Kayaks Rentals & Shuttle ServiceCanoe & kayak rental service4.614Linden, IA, United StatesOpens 8AMClosed"We will kayak will them again!"
Off the Driftless Wellness and Adventure CompanyLLC"Canoe & kayak rental service4.550Decorah, IA, United StatesOpens 10AMClosed"Wonderful experience with our kayak rental."
Argo AdventuresCanoe & kayak rental service5.012Des Moines, IA, United StatesOpens 8AM SatClosed"Very enjoyable kayaking with family!"
Raccoon River RetreatsCanoe & kayak rental service5.03Redfield, IA, United StatesOpens 8AMClosed
Pinicon Ridge Park Watercraft ConcessionCanoe & kayak rental service4.426Central City, IA, United StatesOpens 1PMClosed"Nice place to rent a kayak, canoe, or paddleboat."
Turkey River RentalsCanoe & kayak rental service4.85Elkader, IA, United StatesOpens 9AMClosed
Up A CreekLLC"Canoe & kayak store4.923Central City, IA, United StatesOpens 12PM WedClosed"Best place to buy a kayak and accessories."In-store shopping
CanoeSport OutfittersCanoe & kayak store4.237Indianola, IA, United StatesOpens 10AMClosed"Knowledgeable staff, great to work with, good selection of kayaks."In-store shopping
Maquoketa River Rental LLC.Canoe & kayak rental service4.241Opens 10AMClosed"We did the 3-hour kayak trip."
River Dock Canoe RentalCanoe & kayak rental service4.26Independence, IA, United States
Rubber Duck Outfitters IncCanoe & kayak rental service4.526Hancock, IA, United States"once tubing and once kayaking."
Anderson's Rental and SalesCanoe & kayak rental service3.45Monmouth, IA, United States
Bigfoot Canoe RentalCanoe & kayak rental service5.04Monona, IA, United States
Monticello Canoe RentalCanoe & kayak rental service4.698Monticello, IA, United States"Great place had a great time rented kayaks."
Big Woods Maxx Rentals Check In PointCanoe & kayak rental service5.03Cedar Falls, IA, United States
SUP Copper Creek RentalsCanoe & kayak rental service5.02Pleasant Hill, IA, United StatesOpens 10AMClosed
Maxx Rentals Paddlesports and MoreCanoe & kayak rental service4.727Waterloo, IA, United States In George Wyth Memorial State ParkOpens 9AMClosed"Helpful, kind, and cool kayak company."
Cook's OutdoorsCanoe & kayak rental service4.885Cedar Falls, IA, United StatesOpens 8AM WedClosed"Friendly, helpful service and great selection of high quality kayaks."In-store shopping
LPC Kayak Rentals and MoreNo reviews Canoe & kayak storeOpens 9AMClosed
Comfykayak.comNo reviews Canoe & kayak storeOpens 10AMClosed
CanoeSport Outfitters' Raccoon River Boat HouseBoat rental service5.05West Des Moines, IA, United States In Raccoon River ParkTemporarily closed"Great lake, top quality Wilderness , well operated byÿ..."
Rock-n-Row Adventures Iowa River TubingCanoe & kayak rental service4.361Eldora, IA, United States
CrawDaddy OutdoorsSporting goods store4.891Waverly, IA, United StatesOpens 10AMClosed"They have so many ."In-store shopping
Seven Oaks RecreationCanoe & kayak rental service4.6175Boone, IA, United StatesOpens 10AMClosed
Chimney Rock Campground & Canoe RentalCanoe & kayak rental service4.484Cresco, IA, United States"If you are renting canoes or kayaks go to Hruska's."
Fin and Feather H2OBoat rental service4.630Iowa City, IA, United States In Terry Trueblood Recreation AreaOpens 10AM WedClosed"No open to rent."No delivery
Kayak spot on DixCanoe & kayak store4.65Coggon, IA, United States"Great spot to start your kayak adventure very easy to lunch kayaks and tubs."
Omne Kayak RentalLLC"Canoe & kayak rental service5.015"Has a great experience renting a kayak from Omne."
Watershed RentalsBoat rental service5.02Manchester, IA, United StatesOpens 8AM MonClosed
Charles City WhitewaterPark4.5115Charles City, IA, United States"Enjoy watching races"
Beaver Creek Water Trail AccessCanoeing area5.02Johnston, IA, United States"Creek is to low for kayaking right now"
Lake Macbride Boat Rental PlaceBoat rental service4.3139Solon, IA, United States In Lake Macbride State ParkOpens 9AMClosed"Me and my brother had a really good time ."
Quarry Springs ParkPark4.485Colfax, IA, United States6:30AMOpens soon"A very relaxing and quiet place to ."
Kayak/Luther River HikingHiking area5.07Madrid, IA, United States
Lake Ahquabi Boat Rental And ConcessionsBoat rental service4.626Indianola, IA, United States In Lake Ahquabi State ParkOpens 11AMClosed
Terry Trueblood Recreation AreaBoat rental service4.7658Iowa City, IA, United States"Beautiful place to ."
Janesville City ParkPark4.224Janesville, IA, United States"Put in went fishing had a great time"
Sailing Center HobieBoat dealer4.65Des Moines, IA, United StatesOpens 9AMClosed"He helped me decide which Hobie worked for my needs."In-store shopping
Malanaphy SpringsSpring4.713"Spring is nice and you can see it from the river."
Easter Lake Boat RentalBoat rental service4.557Des Moines, IA, United StatesOpens 10AM FriClosed"Loved our experience!"
KayakventureNo reviews Canoe and kayak clubOpens 8AMClosed
Beaver Creek Waterway Access PointBoat ramp4.73Johnston, IA, United States"Canoe or . It's pretty...a shame there isn't a walking path here."
Big Cedar CrkNo reviews River
Middle Raccoon RiverRiver5.01
Elkader Whitewater ParkWater park4.414Elkader, IA, United States
Whitewater CreekRiver3.02
Fin & Feather IncCanoe & kayak store4.5568Iowa City, IA, United StatesOpens 10AMClosed"Backpacking, hiking, climbing, fishing, hunting, canoes, kayaks, clothing."In-store shopping
FloatzillaWater damage restoration service5.01Davenport, IA, United States
Canoe CreekNo reviews River
Sup Red RockWater sports equipment rental service5.09Pella, IA, United StatesOpens 10AMClosed
Manchester Whitewater ParkPark4.769Manchester, IA, United States"I've never kayaked, but think I will try it here soon!"
Jester ParkCanoe & kayak rental service4.7829Granger, IA, United States
River Certified Outdoor AdventuresFishing charter5.08
Grays Lake Boat Rental And ConcessionsBoat rental service4.133Des Moines, IA, United StatesOpens 10AMClosed"Why not make them available?"
REICanoe & kayak store4.7329West Des Moines, IA, United States In Mills CrossingOpens 10AMClosedIn-store shopping
Maquoketa RiverRiver4.785"A great river to "
Big Creek MarinaMarina4.6488Polk City, IA, United States"Great place to rent a boat, canoe, , or paddle board."
Upper Iowa RiverRiver4.862"My first ever adventure & it was fun!"
Middle RiverRiver4.393"Great for and spending the day on the water"
SUP Red RockSurf shop5.02Otley, IA, United StatesOpens 8AMClosedIn-store shopping
Lizard CreekRiver4.84
Iowa State Outdoor RentalsNo reviews Outdoor clothing and equipment shopOpens 3PMAmes, IA, United StatesClosedIn-store shopping
Raccoon River ExcursionsBus charter4.746Des Moines, IA, United States
Randy's Bluffton Store and CampgroundCampground4.5131Decorah, IA, United States"Friendly, great food, and ."
Charles City WhitewaterPark4.528Charles City, IA, United States In Charles City Whitewater"The is a fun activity evenÿ..."
JAX Ames Outdoor GearSporting goods store4.6413Ames, IA, United StatesOpens 9AMClosed"John sold us a today for fishing."In-store shopping
The Iowa Outdoors Hardware and Rental StoreCanoe & kayak store4.7149Fort Dodge, IA, United StatesOpens 7:30AMClosedIn-store shopping
Lake Wapello Bait ShopNo reviews StoreOpens 12PM ThuDrakesville, IA, United States In Lake Wapello State ParkClosedIn-store shopping
Cross' Ford River AccessPark4.519Iowa Falls, IA, United States"Towards the opposite side there is a drop."
Bobbers Down MarinaLake Icaria"Marina4.663Corning, IA, United States"I love there!!!"
Upper Iowa Marine Inc.Boat dealer4.948Decorah, IA, United StatesOpens 8AMClosed"Went there and bought a pelican ..."In-store shopping
Lekwa River Access 343Boat ramp5.01Story City, IA, United States
Yellow RiverRiver4.717
Beaver CreekRiver4.266
Peterson Park Access #233Hiking area5.01Ames, IA, United States"you can also fish or ."
Upper Iowa Resort & RentalCampground4.778Dorchester, IA, United States"We rented 6 from them and transport for a 10 mile river float."
Rock Creek MarinaMarina4.7100Kellogg, IA, United States"Love love love taking our out here."
Backbone LakeLake4.65
Icaria Bobbers Down MarinaBoat dealer4.38Corning, IA, United StatesOpens 8AMClosed"They have pontoon and rentals, bait, tackle, poles, tubes, towÿ..."In-store shopping
Lake Macbride State ParkState park4.61,540Solon, IA, United States"This is a beautiful lake for ."
Lake Manawa State ParkState park4.41,994Council Bluffs, IA, United States"Wonderful place to or boat, fishing is lousy at best tho."
Raccoon River ParkPark4.71,611West Des Moines, IA, United StatesOpens 7AMClosed"Great place to ."
Ada Hayden Heritage Park LakeLake4.921"Beautiful place to walk, run, bike, ."
Winnebago RiverRiver4.4110"A fun river to when the level is right."
Big Creek State ParkState park4.7585Polk City, IA, United States"I always love here."
DICK'S Sporting GoodsSporting goods store3.9452West Des Moines, IA, United StatesOpens 9AMClosedIn-store shopping
Saylorville Lake MarinaMarina4.4193Polk City, IA, United StatesOpens 9AMClosed"And willing to help the boater dock and get us bags of ice."
Red Rock MarinaMarina4.6140Pella, IA, United StatesOpens 9AMClosed"Great place to hang out with my boyfriend."
Pride LakeLake3.01
Outdoor Rental CenterNo reviews UniversityIowa City, IA, United States
Rock RiverRiver4.712"Great for !"
Jester Park Outdoor Recreation & Wellness CenterRecreation center4.89Granger, IA, United StatesOpens 10AM SatClosed
Raccoon River Boat RampBoat ramp4.611West Des Moines, IA, United States In Raccoon River Park"We launch our paddle boards here when using Blue Heron lake."
South Skunk RiverRiver4.2302"This is a great place to fish, , swim and float down."
Black Hawk CreekRiver4.438"Fun for short trip."
DICK'S Sporting GoodsSporting goods store3.8270Waterloo, IA, United StatesOpens 9AMClosed"Waited & waited for assistance in the area ."In-store shopping
3rd Street SuiteHomestay4.69Perry, IA, United States
Volga RiverRiver5.01
Gray's Lake ParkPark4.71,669Des Moines, IA, United States"Rented a for an hour."
Iowa RiverRiver4.4236" season is a blast."
DeSoto LakeLake4.445
Pinicon Ridge ParkPark4.835Central City, IA, United States"Great playground, canoe & rentals an a 75 foot observation tower."
Ada Hayden Heritage ParkPark4.8984Ames, IA, United States"A great place in Ames for !"
Easter Lake ParkPark4.3278Des Moines, IA, United States"We had a great morning with a pair of rental on the lake."
Horn's Ferry HideawayCabin rental agency4.877Knoxville, IA, United StatesOpens 8AMClosed
Blue Heron LakeSwimming lake4.26West Des Moines, IA, United States In Raccoon River Park"Fun for swimming and ."
Big Creek LakeLake4.798
Sycamore AccessBoat ramp4.624Johnston, IA, United States"Perfect place to start a trip"
Sweet Marsh WildlifeState government office5.01Sumner, IA, United States
Lake Red RockLake4.7168
Dunham's SportsSporting goods store4.078Fort Dodge, IA, United States In Crossroads MallOpens 10AMClosedIn-store shopping
Des Moines RiverRiver4.5111
Boone RiverRiver4.335"I love the Boone River."
Sportsman's WarehouseOutdoor sports store4.31,094Ankeny, IA, United StatesOpens 9AMClosed", or camping this place has it."In-store shopping
Bass Pro ShopsSporting goods store4.43,720Altoona, IA, United StatesOpens 9AMClosed"Very helpful and knowledgeable staff assisted us in choosing ."In-store shopping
Terra ParkCity park4.7131Johnston, IA, United StatesOpens 7AMClosed"Outside vendors rent to enjoy on the lake."
SCHEELSSporting goods store4.4801Coralville, IA, United States In the Coral Ridge MallOpens 9:30AMClosedIn-store shopping
SCHEELSSporting goods store4.51,109West Des Moines, IA, United States In Jordan Creek Town CenterOpens 9:30AMClosed"Looked at today and the guy was very helpful and courteous."In-store shopping
Tom Harkin TrailheadHiking area4.752Coralville, IA, United States
River Action IncNon-profit organization4.85Davenport, IA, United StatesOpens 8:30AMClosed
Twelvemile CreekRiver4.222
Muscatine County Conservation BoardNo reviews Conservation departmentOpens 8AMMuscatine, IA, United States In Discovery ParkClosed
Fleet FarmDepartment store4.45,567Ankeny, IA, United StatesOpens 7AMClosed"Great deals on so many things, from cat supplies to ."In-store shopping
Bass Pro Shops/Cabela?s Boating CenterBoat dealer4.547Altoona, IA, United StatesOpens 9AMClosedIn-store shopping
BAILEY FABRICATINGNo reviews Metal fabricatorOpens 7AMHumboldt, IA, United StatesClosed
Amana ColoniesVisitor center4.62,083Amana, IA, United StatesOpens 10AMClosed
Fleet FarmDepartment store4.32,375Mason City, IA, United StatesOpens 7AMClosedIn-store shopping
Visit Quad Cities - Moline Visitor CenterVisitor center4.97Moline, IL, United StatesOpens 8:30AMClosedOn-site services
Auction One StopNo reviews Auction houseOpens 10AMCedar Rapids, IA, United StatesClosed
Reno Bottoms Canoe Trail AccessCanoeing area4.619Brownsville, MN, United States"Great area to kayak, fish, and sightsee."
Clb Home Planning & Design LLCNo reviews Home builderOpens 8AMIowa City, IA, United StatesClosed
Travel Dubuque Iowa Welcome CenterTourist information center4.832Dubuque, IA, United StatesOpens 9AMClosed
Alamo Rent A CarCar rental agency4.0112Des Moines, IA, United States In Des Moines International AirportOpens 7AMClosed
Walmart SupercenterSporting goods store3.75,202Windsor Heights, IA, United States$In-store shopping
Walmart SupercenterSporting goods store3.63,873Cedar Rapids, IA, United States$In-store shopping
Chimney Rock RanchNo reviews FarmOpens 7AMDenver, IA, United StatesClosed
Walmart SupercenterSporting goods store3.91,277Boone, IA, United States$In-store shopping
Walmart SupercenterSporting goods store3.83,384West Des Moines, IA, United States$In-store shopping
Cozy Country InnMotel3.946Montezuma, IA, United States
Walmart SupercenterSporting goods store3.9927Pella, IA, United States$In-store shopping
Walmart SupercenterSporting goods store3.61,681Indianola, IA, United States$In-store shopping
Walmart SupercenterSporting goods store3.61,530Newton, IA, United States$In-store shopping
Walmart SupercenterSporting goods store3.9830Washington, IA, United States$In-store shopping
Walmart SupercenterSporting goods store3.74,090Altoona, IA, United States$" and other Oudoor activities available.. Dog Park"In-store shopping
Walmart SupercenterSporting goods store3.8988Knoxville, IA, United States$In-store shopping
Walmart SupercenterSporting goods store3.71,806Marshalltown, IA, United States$In-store shopping
Walmart SupercenterSporting goods store3.74,750Des Moines, IA, United States$"Not much of a selection."In-store shopping
Walmart SupercenterSporting goods store3.92,813Ames, IA, United States$In-store shopping
Walmart SupercenterSporting goods store3.7976Grinnell, IA, United States$In-store shopping
Walmart SupercenterSporting goods store4.01,699Ames, IA, United States$In-store shopping
Hertz Car Rental - Des Moines International AirportCar rental agency3.8145Des Moines, IA, United States In Des Moines International AirportOpens 9AMClosed
Walmart SupercenterSporting goods store3.71,969Muscatine, IA, United States$In-store shopping
HertzNo reviews Car rental agencyOpens 11AMWaterloo, IA, United StatesClosed
Play It Again SportsSporting goods store4.1155Clive, IA, United States In Creekside Shopping CenterOpens 10AMClosedIn-store shopping
Iowa State UniversityPublic university4.6277Ames, IA, United States
Camping World of DavenportRV dealer4.41,127Davenport, IA, United StatesOpens 9AMClosedIn-store shopping
Hilton Garden Inn Iowa City Downtown UniversityHotel4.5498Iowa City, IA, United States
TrailersPlusTrailer dealer4.046Des Moines, IA, United StatesOpens 9:30AMClosedIn-store shopping
Estes Express LinesTrucking company4.519Davenport, IA, United StatesOpens 7AMClosed
Travelodge by Wyndham Iowa CityHotel3.7648Iowa City, IA, United States
Jens Barber ShopBarber shop4.01La Porte City, IA, United States

Kayaking in Iowa

If you have ever been on a kayaking trip, you know how exhilarating it can be. You get out into the wilderness and explore the waters and the wildlife. You get to see things that you never would have seen before. The scenery is beautiful and there are many places where you can take your kayak out for a day of fun and adventure.

There are a few different places where you can go kayaking in Iowa. One place that is popular with both beginners and advanced kayakers alike is at the Des Moines River. This river is located about twenty miles south of Des Moines. It is a shallow river with lots of wildlife. There are also a few rapids along the way that will challenge even the most experienced kayaker.

Another great place to kayak in Iowa is at the Cedar River. This river is located just north of Cedar Rapids. It has some great fishing spots as well as some nice scenery. It is a fairly easy river to paddle as well. If you like the idea of paddling in a smaller area, this may be the place for you.

Another place to consider kayaking in Iowa is at the Maquoketa River. This river is located near Dubuque and it is considered by many kayakers to be one of the best rivers in the state. There are a number of great camping spots along the river as well as several areas that you can fish.

If you are looking for an adventurous kayaking trip, you should consider going out to the Mississippi River. This river is located in Minnesota and Wisconsin and it is a very long river. It stretches from the Great Lakes all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. This river is a great place to take your kayak out and explore. You will find a lot of wildlife along the way and you will also get to experience some great scenery.

Kayaking is a great sport to try if you live in Iowa or anywhere else for that matter. If you have never tried it before, now is the time. You will enjoy the peace and tranquility of the outdoors as you explore the waters. You will get to see some amazing sights and you will have a lot of fun while doing it.


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