Cedar - Charles City Water Park

Cedar, Iowa, US


Charles City Water Park

Usual Difficulty II (for normal flows)

Exit Exam @ 1200 cfs

Exit Exam @ 1200 cfs
Photo by S. Weliver taken 06/04/11

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Cedar River at Charles City, IA
usgs-05457700 200 - 5000 cfs II 37d12h22m 340 cfs (running)
Flat spins only Gauge (1054 sq.mi. drainage) is in Charles City, so should accurately reflect water available at this location.

River Description

There are 3 manmade drop/pool structures in 1200' of river with an ADA accessible boat ramp at the end.

Live webcam at http://kayakcc.com

Check out the official website at: CCWhitewater.com

Photos of the old dam are available at Iowa Whitewater Charles City Dam#1 and after reconstruction at Iowa Whitewater Charles City Dam#2.

The following YouTube video is from June 18, 2011, with the gauge reading around 2700 cfs.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2015-06-09 23:33:37


Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
0.0Dam DropII+Playspot Photo
0.0Exit DropN/A
0.0Doc's DropII+Playspot Photo

Rapid Descriptions

Dam Drop (Class II+)

Dam Drop Video

Dam Drop Video
Photo by Tracy Meise taken 03/27/11

Just downstream from the Pedestrian Bridge. Flow ~5500cfs.

Doc's Drop (Class II+)

Doc's Drop Video

Doc's Drop Video
Photo by Tracy Meise taken 03/27/11 @ 5500 cfs

Next feature below Dam Drop. ~5500cfs

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