Iowa is a great place to live, work and play. We want to make it even better.

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  • 2023 Events & Instruction Calendar
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  • Cold water safety is essential as paddlers get back out on the water. The air may be warm, but the water is still shockingly cold. Check out our links to excellent online Cold Water Survival resources.
  • Click or tap here to view our Low Head Dams Reference that describes dam dangers and maps Iowa's most dangerous dams.

    Who We Are

    Whitewater paddlers and friends from diverse groups across Iowa have organized into a strong non-profit group, the Iowa Whitewater Coalition, to advocate for paddlesport activities in Iowa. The primary focus of the group seeks to reconnect the waterways specifically for safe whitewater paddling, but to be inclusive of flatwater paddling and other recreational boating.

    Our Mission

    To promote, support and improve whitewater courses and water trails by reconnecting the rivers throughout Iowa.

    Iowa's Whitewater Venues

  • Charles City Whitewater at Riverfront Park
  • Elkader Whitewater Park
  • Manchester Whitewater Park
  • Ames North River Valley Park
  • Lizard Creek
  • Briggs Woods -- access currently restricted by Hamilton County Conservation


    Quick Links

  • USGS Streamflow Gauges for Iowa
  • Current Conditions for Iowa Rivers (AW State Summary)


    For More Information or Comments

    Contact us by sending email to .

    Iowa Whitewater Coalition Supporters on Facebook.