Upper Iowa River

Des Moines, IA 50309

The Upper Iowa River winds through three northeast Iowa counties (Howard, Winneshiek, and Allamakee) before entering the Mississippi River.
Meanwhile, the Upper Iowa River courses through stunning bluffs and palisades, pastoral farmland and vibrant communities. It is popular with paddlers, tubers, anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts.
The Upper Iowa River and its associated corridor are ecological treasures. This region supports wooded bluffs, hillside "goat" prairies and floodplain wetlands. It also provides critical habitat for diverse fish and wildlife, and native plants and insects.

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