Emmet County Water Trails

Be sure to get on the water during your visit!


The Des Moines River Water Trail begins its trek through Iowa in Emmet County. The scenic West Fork of the Des Moines River provides more than 20 miles to explore via boat, kayak or canoe.

There are many access points for the trails and they are a great place to start or end your adventures. Enjoy fishing, picnics, camping and trails along the beautiful Des Moines River.

Water trails map