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Archaeology Paddling Trip, Maquoketa River Water Trail, Jackson County
Aug 9 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Registration required

Paddle Maquoketa River: Canton Access to Royertown Canoe Access

Enjoy a day paddling the Maquoketa River while learning about the area’s archaeology!

Guides include County Naturalists and Brennan Dolan, Archaeologist with the Iowa DOT.

Canoes and kayaks available or bring your own. RSVP required. No cost.

This event is part of the Dubuque, Jackson &Jones County OWL series. OWL events are geared for ‘older, wiser, livelier’ adults wanting to learn more about our environment.​


“Stand Up Paddleboard” Demonstration @ Cold Springs Park, Cass County @ Cold Springs Park- Beach
Aug 31 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Cass County Conservation Board is holding “Stand Up Paddleboard” Demonstration! The public demonstration will be held on Saturday August 31st 9AM & at 10:30AM- Cold Springs Park- Beach FREE!

SUP is the fastest growing sport in the paddling community not only across the country, but especially right here in land-locked areas like Iowa. It’s fun, healthy as a total body work-out and offers a unique perspective when it comes to being on the water. After a quick demonstration try out the boards for yourself! If you do not bring a life jacket one will be provided to you.

Children must be 16 years or older. Paddler must weigh LESS than 250 LBS.

Our Stand Up Paddleboard programs will be on the last Saturday of every month, Ending after Labor Day Weekend on Saturday September 7th.

August 31st  9AM- 5 Spots 10:30am- 5 Spots  @ Cold Springs Park- Beach

You MUST CALL to get your spot! 712-769-2372 We hope you will join us! Program will be cancelled if there is unsafe weather conditions on the Lake.

57744 Lewis Rd
Lewis, IA 51544

Central Park Lake Grand Opening @ Central Park Lake
Sep 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join  Jones County Conservation for Central Lake’s Grand Opening on:

Thursday, Sept 5 from 5-7:30 p.m.

Activities include:

live music, ribbon cutting at 5:30 at fishing pier, fishing tackle give- a- way, educational booths,  free paddle board and kayak rentals.

Bring your own picnic!

Annual Jones County Fall Colors and Archaeology Paddle @ Wapsipinicon River, Olin access
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Reserve a spot by calling  319-481-7987 oe emailing by  Friday, Oct 18 by 4:00.

Bring your own watercraft. Experienced paddlers only

 Organized by Jones County Conservation