Turkey - Elkader Whitewater Park (PnP)

Turkey, Iowa, US


Elkader Whitewater Park (PnP)

Usual Difficulty II(III) (varies with level)
Length 0.01 Miles

Elkader Whitewater Park

Elkader Whitewater Park
Photo by Tom Gifford taken 07/30/14

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Turkey River above French Hollow Cr at Elkader, IA
usgs-05412020 300 - 5000 cfs II 01h15m 468 cfs (running)
Good beginner-to-intermediate play range for main feature. Gauge (903 sq.mi. drainage) is just downstream, so will very accurately reflect flow in this park.

River Description

The city removed a low head dam and created a whitewater feature. According to their website, the main feature is a 22' wide wave, designed to provide low-water surfs and spins down to 300 cfs, while flows of 1600 to 3000 cfs should provide more advanced freestyle moves (blunts, loops, cartwheels). A rock island below the main feature will be inundated at flows over 3000 cfs, and will provide 'big water' play for advanced boaters at flows of 3500 to 5000 cfs. Above 5000 cfs, expect the features to be mostly washed out, providing little or no play opportunity.

Check out the live webcam:

For more info (and photos) go to: Elkader Whitewater.

For more info about the overall park plan, go to: Elkader Park Plan

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2016-03-30 13:53:29


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