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Clarks Ferry is an outdoor paradise on the Mississippi River that offers plenty of activities, such as bird watching, shore fishing, playgrounds, boating, and more. Campsites have 50-amp electric hookups, a boat ramp, dump station, and picnic shelter are available. The area is surrounded by mature trees and near attractions like Shady Creek Recreation Area and Wildcat Den State Park.


Clarks Ferry is a outdoor lovers delight, with fantastic bird watching and lots of shore fishing opportunities with our new accessible fishing dock! The park has plenty of trees to lounge under while taking in the spectacular views of the mighty Mississippi River.


Take the kids to one of the two playgrounds, play a game of horseshoes, volleyball, or go boating. The Mississippi River draws crowds of anglers for channel catfish, bluegill, walleye, crappie and northern pike.


Picnic tables, campfire rings, and 50-amp electric hookups are provided at every campsite. A boat ramp, dump station, and picnic shelter are also onsite.

Natural Features

The park is surrounded by large mature trees along the Iowa side of the Upper Mississippi River. The Upper Mississippi is the section of the river that starts in the headwaters of Lake Itasca, Minnesota and flows 1,250 miles to Cairo, Illinois, where it joins with the Ohio River.

Nearby Attractions

Clarks Ferry is near the Shady Creek Recreation Area and the Wildcat Den State Park.
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Wildcat Den Shelters
Wildcat Den State Park
Wildcat Den
Wildcat Den State Park
Shady Creek
Mississippi River - Pools 11-22
Fairport Recreation Area
Fairport State Recreation Area
Blanchard Island Recreation Area
Mississippi River - Pools 11-22
Fishermans Corner
Mississippi River - Pools 11-22
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