Our region has an abundance of water bodies from small ponds and creeks to major rivers like the Missouri, Boyer, and Nishnabotna. These water bodies offer many opportunities for fishing, kayaking, and canoeing. Here are a few suggestions to check out!
Lake Manawa State Park is one of the most popular state parks in all of Iowa. Located on the south side of Council Bluffs, this Missouri River oxbow is a great place for recreation right in the city. Kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards can be rented at the beach. Anglers can expect good catches of crappies, bluegills, catfish, bass, and walleye.