Yellow River State Forest is, without a doubt, Iowa’s most distinct forest. It’s more rugged than other state forests, with steep hills, limestone outcroppings, and spring-fed trout streams. And its unique (for Iowa) geological features and ample outdoor activities make it a popular place for nature lovers year-round. About Yellow River State Forest The Yellow River State Forest is nestled … [Read more...] about Yellow River State Forest: A NE Iowa Forest with Tons of Rustic Outdoor Adventures
There are hundreds of miles of water trails in Iowa. And many of them are in and around the Des Moines area! We'll provide information and links on water trails here. Know before you go!
A Guide to Des Moines Boat Rentals: Find the Best One for You!
There’s nothing better than spending a day on the water during hot Iowa summers! Whether you seek a quiet escape or want an adventure, renting a boat could be just what you need! The good news is, whether you prefer an ore or motor, there are several options for renting a boat in the area. Below is a map and list of Des Moines boat rentals to find the best option for you! Pontoon, … [Read more...] about A Guide to Des Moines Boat Rentals: Find the Best One for You!
South and Middle Raccoon River Water Trails: The Most Beautiful Water Trails by Des Moines
If you’re looking for beautiful stretches of river to paddle near Des Moines, Iowa, you don’t have to look far! Just west of Des Moines, the South and Middle Raccoon River water trails are ranked among the best water trails in Iowa. The Middle Raccoon River is one of the most undisturbed river trails in Iowa. Surrounded by protected land, it features cleaner water, dense woodlands, and … [Read more...] about South and Middle Raccoon River Water Trails: The Most Beautiful Water Trails by Des Moines