Maquoketa - Manchester Waterpark

Maquoketa, Iowa, US


Manchester Waterpark

Usual Difficulty II (varies with level)
Length 0.12 Miles

Construction as of 11-12-14

Construction as of 11-12-14
Photo by Hannah RayJ (photo taken by Ty Graham) taken 11/25/14

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Maquoketa River at Manchester, IA
usgs-05416900 200 - 2000 cfs II 00h21m 908 cfs (running)
Likely play opportunities. (WE NEED YOUR INPUT! Help fine-tune ranges by adding a comment or report about flows and playability here!) Gauge (275 sq.mi. drainage) is about one mile downstream, thus very accurately reflects actual flow for this playpark.

River Description

Downtown Manchester now features a waterpark! Removal of a dam allowed replacing it with stone wingdam structures to create 5-6 playable features. Check the facebook page for ongoing activities: ManchesterWhitewaterPark.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2015-06-05 00:15:29


Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

Users can submit comments.
June 19 2016 (370 days ago)
yellowdog (155225)
The flow was about 700 cfs on 6/18 and the first hole was loopable/spinnable/cartwheelable for more
advanced boaters. The fifth (I think) feature was a good, fast front sufer that was spinnable too.
It was a lot fun.
November 25 2014 (942 days ago)
Hannah Ray JDetails
Update. The project is underway. Construction of 6 features has started and is ongoing. Completion
is anticipated spring/summer 2015. Check out Manchester Whitewater on Facebook for more frequent
updates. You can also contact me, Hannah Ray J, a Manchester native, for more details. I can be
reached via Facebook or email

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