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CLOSURE: Clarks Ferry is closed. The park's well water is contaminated and until the water is potable and tests free of contaminants, the park will remain closed. They are planning to reopen on June 14, 2014.

CLARKS FERRY, IA

Photo: CLARKS FERRY
Status: Open through Sun Oct 12 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Clarks Ferry is a outdoor lovers delight, with fantastic bird watching and lots of shore fishing opportunities. The park has plenty of trees to lounge under while taking in the spectacular views of the mighty Mississippi River.

Natural Features:

The park is surrounded by large mature trees along the Iowa side of the Upper Mississippi River. The Upper Mississippi is the section of the river that starts in the headwaters of Lake Itasca, Minnesota and flows 1,250 miles to Cairo, Illinois, where it joins with the Ohio River.

Recreation:

Take the kids to one of the two playgrounds, play a game of horseshoes or go boating. The Mississippi River draws crowds of anglers for channel catfish, bluegill, walleye, crappie and northern pike.

Facilities:

Picnic tables, campfire rings, and 50-amp electric hookups are provided at every campsite. Boat ramps are also onsite.

Nearby Attractions:

Clarks Ferry is near the Shady Creek Recreation Area and the Wildcat Den State Park.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Boat Ramp
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Firewood
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Host
  • Parking Area
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Pit Toilets
  • Playground
  • Self Pay Station
  • Showers
  • Trash Collection
  • Water Hydrant
Know Before You Go
  • "FIREWOOD ALERT" - Prevent the spread of EAB. All firewood originating from out-of-state or from a quarantined county is prohibited in this facility. Purchase firewood from a local vendor. Do Not bring firewood from home. Click www.missriver.org and click on the "Emerald Ash Borer Firewood Alert" picture/link for more information.
  • Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    41.46639, -90.80944
    41°27'59"N, 90°48'34"W

    From Davenport, Iowa, drive west on Hwy 22 about 15 miles and turn at Clark's Ferry Sign (in Montpelier)

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    CLARKS FERRY
    3860 Sunset Beach
    MONTPELIER IA 52759

    Phone Number:

    Information: (563)381-4043