Class II Winnebago River, IA

Winnebago River Water Trail (Dahle Park to Shell Rock River)

Welcome to the Winnebago River! The river enters Winnebago County after originating at Bear Lake in southern Minnesota and meanders southeasterly through the county, eventually flowing into the Shell Rock River near Rockford, Iowa, in Floyd County. It its travels, it flows through six counties. The Winnebago is a navigable “non-meandered” stream in Iowa. That means that the State of Iowa owns the water flowing through it, but not the land adjacent to it or under it. Except at access sites and public areas marked on the map, the land adjacent to and underneath the river is private. Please respect it and don’t trespass. (Iowa DNR)

Section Details

Trip Length Multiday, 53.0 Miles
Fishing Yes
Camping Yes
Manager State, Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Wild & Scenic No
Water Trail Yes
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