Class I Lizard Creek, IA

Lizard Creek Water Trail (Fairbanks Access to Fort Dodge)

This is a rugged and scenic creek, running from Fairbanks Access to Fort Dodge in Webster County. It provides a somewhat unique experience in Iowa, with plenty of rock and sand bottom, and relatively clear water. Paddlers will enjoy sections below scenic limestone cliffs, and the challenges of paddling around boulders, through riffles, and over small drop-offs. Low water levels could alter your plans, so check gages or call ahead. (

Section Details

Trip Length Multiday, 33.9 Miles
Fishing Yes
Camping Yes
Manager State, Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Wild & Scenic No
Water Trail Yes
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