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Location: North Raccoon River (Greene and Dallas Counties; Middle and South Raccoon Rivers (Dallas County)

Distance: 48.8 miles

2021 Route Map

Daily Itinerary

Sunday, July 11

Meet & Greet at Whiterock Conservancy River Campground (1314 Fig Ave., Coon Rapids)   
    • Statewide Event Shuttles (Iowa City and Van Meter)
    • Iowa Project AWARE Event Kickoff
  • Camp – Whiterock Conservancy River Campground (1314 Fig Ave., Coon Rapids)

Monday, July 12 – 8.2 Miles

Henderson Park Access to Squirrel Hollow Access (North Raccoon River – Alternative)

  • Start – Henderson Park Access (1636 N Ave., Jefferson – Greene CCB)
  • Takeout/End (8.2 Miles) – Squirrel Hollow Access (1820 Redwood Ave, Jefferson – Greene CCB)
  • Camp – Whiterock Conservancy River Campground (1314 Fig Ave., Coon Rapids) 

Tuesday, July 13 – 11.5 Miles

Squirrel Hollow Access to Dawson Access (North Raccoon River – Alternative)

  • Start – Squirrel Hollow Access (1820 Redwood Ave, Jefferson – Greene CCB)
  • Support Stop (4.0 miles) – Adkins Bridge Access (2100 Block S Ave, Jefferson – Greene CCB) 
  • Takeout/End (7.5 miles) – Dawson Access (P46 north of Dawson – Dallas CCB)
  • Camp – Springbrook State Park (2437 160th St., Guthrie Center)

Wednesday, July 14 – 8.6 Miles

Dawson Access to Perry Access (North Raccoon River – Alternative)

  • Start – Dawson Access (P46 north of Dawson – Dallas CCB)
  • Takeout/End (8.6 miles) – Perry Access (off 1400 I Court, Perry – City of Perry)
  • Camp – Hanging Rock Park (916 Redfield St., Redfield – Dallas CCB) 

Thursday, July 15 – 11.5 Miles

Redfield Access to Earlham Bridge Access

  • Start – Redfield Access (719 Bridge St., Redfield – City of Redfield)
  • ½ Way Point (7.8 miles) – Pleasant Valley Access (32645 Indian Trail, Adel – Iowa DNR)
  • Takeout/End (3.7 miles) – Earlham Bridge Access (33505 L Ave, Adel – Iowa DNR)
  • Camp – American Legion Post 403, Van Meter

Friday, July 16 – 9.0 Miles

Earlham Bridge Access to Van Meter Access

  • Start – Earlham Bridge Access (33505 L Ave, Adel – Iowa DNR)
  • Takeout/End (9.0 miles) – Van Meter Access (705 Debra Dr., Van Meter – City of Van Meter)