Dubuque Metropolitan Area Transportation Study & Regional Planning Affiliation 8

Jackson County Water Trails
In 2021 ECIA partnered with the Iowa DNR and Jackson County Conservation to develop a water trails master plan for the Maquoketa River and North Fork of the Maquoketa River in Jackson County.

Water trails are recreational routes on rivers and lakes that provide a unique experience for canoeists and kayakers. The water trail routes provide adequate access points that can be used for planning trips at various lengths and difficulty.

The master plan, completed in December 2021, presents a vision for the future of river recreation in Jackson County and includes recommended actions will help make that vision a reality. Recommended projects include improved boat launches, parking areas, and safety improvements. Click the links below to view the final plan and the results of a survey that was conducted as part of the planning process.