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Due to a staff shortage, The Boone County Planning and Development Department will be unable to process passports on Wednesday April 24th, or Friday April 26th. Normal operation will resume on April 29th.

Des Moines River Water Trail

The Boone County portion of the Des Moines River was designated as a state watertrail in the fall of 2009. Being a state watertrail, there are signs pointing you to the launch sites, informational kiosks, and signs along the bridges. There are approximately 38 river miles with 8 boat ramps making the Des Moines River a perfect place to canoe, kayak, boat, or float down. It’s a great place to fish, view wildlife, and relax.

River users beware of the dams near Fraiser and Boone Waterworks!

Trail Map

Map · Des Moines River Water Trail

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