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Winnebago River - Kayak Trip / Canoe Trip

Report Type: Day Trip Report
Trip Dates: July 2, 2011
Nearest City: Mason City, IA
Difficulty: Easy
Submitted by: Rob Godden


Put in:
Island Park just below dam in Fertile Iowa. One portage at some rapids at about mile 12. Easy short portage on river right. Encountered a few fences across the river, all of which were pretty easy to pass under.

Be careful of the fence right at the I 35 bridge.

Take out:
Just above dam at Lime Creek trailhead in Mason City at about mile 18.

Trip took me 3 1/2 hours. I paddle pretty steadily and averaged about 5 1/4 mph. Flow rate was 700 cfs at the Mason City gauge.


Campgrounds at:
- Pilot Knob State Park Forest City
- Clear Lake State Park
- MacNider Campground in Mason City




Take county road S18 4 miles south from Fertile to county road B20. Go east on B20 about 9 miles to Highway 65. Go south 2 miles on Highway 65 to 12th St NE. Go east about 1/2 mile to Elm Drive. Turn left and go about 1 block to trailhead.


Printed out map from Google Maps.

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