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THE CEDAR RIVER

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Float the Cedar River

CANOE, KAYAK, FLOAT!

Recreation enthusiasts enjoy the Cedar River by kayaking, canoeing, or floating. User friendly access points in Charles City will lead you to Cedar Lake where you can exit at Cedar View Park, Lakeshore Park, or Veterans Memorial Park. Charles City’s Memorial Park to Nashua’s Veterans Memorial Park is approximately a 6 hour kayak and canoe trip. Immediately upstream of Charles City’s Memorial Park is a Whitewater course which may be utilized to start your float off with a challenge and thrill. Cedar Lake is created by a dam adjacent to Nashua’s Veterans Memorial Park. Portage from the North side of the dam to below the dam is enabled by access points at Veterans Memorial Park. Nashua’s Veterans Memorial Park to North Cedar Park at Plainfield is approximately a 6 hour kayak and canoe trip. Take advantage of any public access points to customize your float trip along the beautiful Cedar River.

Float times are average travel times during normal river levels. Trip times may be shorter during times of high river levels, and longer during times of low river levels.

ACCESS

FLOATING TO NASHUA FROM THE NORTH

Charles City Whitewater Course

700 Riverside Drive, Charles City, Iowa

Charles City Memorial Park

100 Riverside Drive, Charles City, Iowa

Howards Woods

2555 Addison Avenue, Nashua, Iowa

 

ENTRY/EXIT OF CEDAR LAKE

Cedar View Park

400 Charles City Road, Nashua, Iowa

 

Lakeshore Park

350 Lakeshore Drive, Nashua, Iowa

Veteran's Memorial Park portage access

Veteran's Drive, Nashua, Iowa

 

FLOATING FROM NASHUA TO THE SOUTH

Veteran's Memorial Park portage access below the dam

Veteran's Drive, Nashua, Iowa

Nashua Cedar River Access

East end of Woodbridge Street, Nashua, Iowa

FLOATING FROM NASHUA TO THE SOUTH

Pearl Rock Canoe Launch Site

1072 305th Street, Nashua, Iowa

North Cedar Park

140th Street, Plainfield, Iowa