Boone River Water Trail

Water trail from Webster City to Boonesfork Wildlife Area.

The Boone is a wild, intimate river flowing through a narrow, wooded corridor. Wildlife abounds in the woods and waters. History also comes to life. The rapid and steep fall of the river made it ideal for placement of sawmills and gristmills during the 19th century. While only their names remain, historical sites along the route help today’s paddlers learn about this rich history.

The Boone River is a navigable “non-meandered” stream in Iowa. That means that the State of Iowa owns the water flowing through it, but not the land adjacent to it or under it. Except at access sites and public areas marked on the map, the land adjacent to and underneath the river is private. Please respect it and do not trespass.

Download water trail brochures and maps here.



TRAIL USES: Paddlers

LENGTH: 35 miles


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