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Des Moines River Water Trail (Selma to Farmington)

Keosauqua, IA 52565

Des Moines River Water Trail is 41 miles through Van Buren County. Boats, Canoes and Kayaks have access to the river at Shidepoke Access in Selma, Douds, Austin Park, Keosauqua, Bentonsport, Bonaparte, Des Moines River access (down river from Bonaparte) and Farmington. Restrooms available at Keosauqua, Bentonsport, Bonaparte & Farmington. Information Kiosks with map & brochure available at all locations except Austin Park & Des Moines River Access. You can download a map of the Lower Des Moines River Trail along with other Iowa Water Trails from the IA DNR.

The University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist has also published a book with interesting historical information on the Lower Des Moines River, "A River of Unrivaled Advantages"