Steamboat Rock Dam

River/Stream: Iowa River

Location: Steamboat Rock, Hardin County
        Latitude: 42.408353
        Longitude: -93.072700
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Built: 1930

Owner: Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Height: 12 feet

Length: 210 feet

Hazards: drowning, usage, portage, visibility, height

Warning Signs:

Portage: new portage constructed October, 2009. Look for signs and gravel path on river left.

Comments: county park

Photo by Gordon Greif

Photo by Emily Haase

Fatalities 1

  • June 7, 1980 - Vance Hartline, rubber raft capsized after going over dam