Lizard Creek, S.Br. - D22 to mouth (up to 8 miles)

Lizard Creek, S.Br., Iowa, US


D22 to mouth (up to 8 miles)

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Des Moines River at Fort Dodge, IA
usgs-05480500 5.00 - 8.00 ft I-II 00h44m ~ 6.08 ft (running)
Good level for experienced recreational paddlers. Reference gauge is Des Moines River, which should only be used to indicate relative flows in the area.

River Description

Bouncy wavetrains populate this small run.

Pairs nicely with Soldiers Creek, which flows into the Des Moines River just downstream of the mouth of Lizard Creek.

Put in at any one of the bridges upstream and take out at the confluence with the Des Moines River.

Multiple possible put-ins/take-outs (on 'main' and on South Branch), therefore Lat/Lng listed are relatively meaningless, existing solely for general target location.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2009-05-06 11:26:37


Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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August 4 2010 (2458 days ago)
As a result of a tubing mishap (presumed drowning), people are advised to avoid the section of
river from Hwy.7 down to the confluence. Apparently signs warning to that effect have been erected
on this section of river.

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