Class II Raccoon River, IA

Racoon River

Downstream of Redfield, the Racoon River passes a limestone bluff called Hanging Rock before it becomes known as the “South Raccoon,” where the smaller South Raccoon tributary enters. Smallmouth bass fishing is popular in the Protected Water Area segment, and catfishing is popular throughout. Due to private banks at Lake Panorama, there is no legal way to travel from Springbrook State Park to the Lenon Mill Dam access. The lake does settle out sediments, creating a relatively clear stream below Panora. Snags, mid-water boulders, and pools are good places to try your luck at angling. (Iowa DNR)

Section Details

Trip Length Full Day, 33.0 Miles
Fishing Yes
Camping Yes
Manager State, Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Wild & Scenic No
Water Trail Yes
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