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Multi-use trails closed due to wet conditions: The multi-use trails are closed due to wet conditions and spring thaw. Plans are to open the trails by May 1, 2014. For updated information on trails, please contact the Park Office at 563-425-4161
Shower building closed, water shut off: As of Oct. 20, 2013 the shower bldg. will be closed and the water shut off for the season.
Volga River State Recreation Area, IA
DescriptionVolga River State Recreation Area is located in one of the most scenic parts of the state. Northeast Iowa is often referred to as "Little Switzerland" because of its rugged topography, rock outcroppings and forest cover - a sharp contrast to the rolling hills, farmland and scattered stands of timber found in the majority of the state. The heavily wooded, rugged area of Volga River is an exciting setting for a variety of outdoor recreation activities throughout the year.
Lake and River Activities
The Volga River, which meanders through the southern portion of the recreation area, holds smallmouth bass, rock bass and channel catfish. It also provides a beautiful float trip for kayaks and canoes as it travels through large tracts of timber with steep rock croppings.
Everything from waterfowl, small game, wild turkey and whitetail deer are hunted during open seasons. There is a public archery range located in the southeast side of the area. The range has a trail with 20 targets for practicing your skills.
Picnicking and Shelters
The second campground is the Lakeview Campground which has modern showers and restrooms and a sanitary dump station. There are no accommodations for equestrian campers in this area, but the sites have electricity and water or are full hook-up (electric, water, sewer).
The Volga River State Recreation Area is in Fayette County. Cedar Rapids is 70 miles south, Dubuque is 90 miles southeast and Waterloo is 55 miles southwest of the area.
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Alerts and Important InformationTrail users should stay on designated trails and snowmobiles are allowed on groomed trails only.
Hunting is prohibited near buildings and campgrounds.
Attention Equestrian Riders: State regulations require horses, mules and donkeys being transported interstate (from one state to another) must have a current Certification of Veterinary Inspection (health certificate) and a negative Coggin's test (EIA). This paperwork must accompany the animal into the State of Iowa. Please refer to www.iowaagriculture.gov/animalindustry/horseadmissionregs.asp for more information. This law applies to equestrian camping, day-use and trail riding in any State owned Park or Forest.
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From State Highway 150 between Fayette and West Union, turn east on Ivy Road one mile to entrance of Recreation Area
Mailing Address:Volga River State Recreation Area
10225 Ivy Road
Fayette IA 52142
Phone Number:Project Office:(563) 425 - 4161