There is plenty of parking at this boat ramp located just below the confluence of the Iowa and Cedar Rivers.

About River Forks Access

Location:  In Fredonia, 1001 Main Street, Fredonia, IA 52738

Size: less than 5 acres

Habitat: NA

Amenities: Parking lot, concrete boat ramp (Iowa River Access)

Activities: boating, paddling, fishing (Iowa River), eagle watching in winter, primitive camping allowed

Convict Highway:  Did you know the road that leads to the River Forks Boat Access was built in 1914 with convict labor?  Watch the KWQC Channel 6 Fran Feature on the Convict Highway! You can also read stories about this Historic Convict Highway in the collection of poems and short stories titled, "Sands of Time".


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Wapello, IA 52653


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