This photo needs editing.
Difficulty I at this flow (I-II normally)
Length 14 Miles
Gauge Lizard Creek near Fort Dodge, IA
Flow Range 5.00 - 20.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 30 minutes ago ~ 4.45 [FT] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 01/21/2020 1:39 am

River Description


Lizard Creek is an intimate paddle through forested shoreline and sandstone bluffs that can be a 14 mile run from Lentsch Access to its confluence with the Des Moines river in Fort Dodge or broken up into shorter 5 mile stretches.

Paddlers should be careful of strainers, and railroad bridge piling type hazards. The final mile of Lizard creek before it enters the Des Moines river contains some Class 2 rapids.

Optimum paddling levels are 5’ – 8’ on the USGS Lizard creek gauge

The Iowa DNR water trail map contains detailed access points and other paddling information can be found at this link or see below
www.iowadnr.gov/Things-to-Do/Canoeing-Kayaking/Water-Trail-Maps-Brochures

892169.jpg
892168.jpg
892167.jpg
892166.jpg
892165.jpg
892164.jpg
892163.jpg
892162.jpg

Rapid Descriptions

Comments

Gage Descriptions


Directions Description


We have no additional detail on this route. Use the map below to calculate how to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.

No Accident Reports

Alerts

 

News

user-avatar

Rob

user-avatar

Hannah Ray J

Revisions

Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1194183 05/06/09 Rob n/a
1214192 01/21/20 Hannah Ray J updated name
1214193 01/21/20 Hannah Ray J updated name
1214194 01/21/20 Hannah Ray J updated stats
1214195 01/21/20 Hannah Ray J updated description
1214196 01/21/20 Hannah Ray J updated description
1214198 01/21/20 Hannah Ray J updated description
1214197 01/21/20 Hannah Ray J updated description
1214201 01/21/20 Hannah Ray J updated description
1214200 01/21/20 Hannah Ray J updated description
1214199 01/21/20 Hannah Ray J updated description
1214204 01/21/20 Hannah Ray J updated description
1214202 01/21/20 Hannah Ray J updated description
1214203 01/21/20 Hannah Ray J updated description
1214205 01/21/20 Hannah Ray J updated description
1214207 01/21/20 Hannah Ray J updated description
1214206 01/21/20 Hannah Ray J updated description