Founded at the confluence of two rivers, Iowa’s beginning is rooted in water.


With over 150 miles of water trails and over 86 access sites, Central Iowa Water Trails looks to reconnect Iowans with our river roots. Activating our river corridors represents the greatest untapped potential of our community. From offering first-class quality of life for Iowans, to attracting visitors and revitalizing our river fronts, Central Iowa Water Trails will offer something for everyone.



Discover the potential Iowa’s waterways hold for recreation, tourism, safety, environmental conservation and economic development.


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