Check out the Cedar River Environmental group at http://www.thecregproject.org
CREG is a watershed non-profit group focused on the long-term sustainability of the Cedar River and its tributaries. Headquartered in Cedar Falls, Iowa, the group arose from the Cedar River Festival, the longest active river clean-up in Iowa.
The Waterloo gauge has continuous readings. The Cedar Falls gauge doesn't give a reading until the feature washes out.
Various features are playable between 500 and 4300 cfs.
Above 2500 the "A" & "B" holes develop a nice surfing wave with several eddy lines to squirt and cartwheel on - an excellent play spots for beginners.
At 3200 cfs the "D" hole starts giving up loops and cartwheels for the shorter boats.
Over 4300 cfs the "D" hole get's hard to attain.
Over 4700 all features begin to flatten out.
Permits are not required for this reach.
This is a 'park-and-play' spot, so ignore the 'shuttle directions' automatically created below. However, you can use the text-entry box to input your home (or other starting) address to get drive time, distance, and directions to this play spot.
IA, Cedar River, Clay Hole
Clay Hole Overview
30 ft of surfin
Mover over little dog, the big dog's movin in!
The Outlaw Kayakers
Get that boogie thang outa here!
In the eddyline
Low water winter paddling.
Rail Road Wave
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