Class II East Nishnabotna River, IA

Much of the Nishnabotna's character and fish habitat were stripped away in the early 1900s when the river was channelized under the guise of flood control. With the passage of time. The streams have returned to a meandering state in some areas. The best fishing habitat is generally found along the outside of the more severe bends and around log jams. A float trip down the Nishnabotna lacks the spectacular scenery offered on some northern Iowa streams. Instead, it is a rather leisurely journey, requiring some degree of skill to follow the main channel of the river as it weaves its way through a series of sandbars typical of this stream. The Nishnabotna exits the state just below the city of Hamburg and empties into the Missouri River another 10 miles downstream. (Iowa DNR)

Section Details

Trip Length 108.0 Miles
Fishing Yes
Camping Yes
Manager State, Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Wild & Scenic No
Water Trail No
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