The area offers a great variety of recreation year round.


Clayton is a fisherman's paradise year round!

Fish on the Mississippi River or on one of the many stocked trout streams in the area.

Bring your boat, or rent one in the area, and enjoy all the Mississippi River has to offer.

Speed on the Mississippi Mississippi River Enjoying the backwater

Whether you enjoy speed on the water or exploring quiet backwaters, this section of the Mississippi offers something to meet your tastes in boating.

Clayton has a free public boat ramp and ample parking for boats and trailers.

Boat and canoe rentals and canoe trips are available within a 30 minute drive of Clayton.

Hiking is great at Pikes Peak State Park and Effegy Mounds National Monument

Effigy Mounds Yellow River Trail Effigy Mounds Switchbacks on Upper Trail Effigy Mounds Fire Point Scenic Overlook

View from Pikes Peak

Whether you want short, gently sloping trails, or long trails with lots of climbing, you can find some of the most beautiful views the Mississippi River has to offer.

Tour some of the most spectacular sections of The Great River Road along the entire Mississippi River.

Great River Road at Balltown, Iowa View from city park in Lansing, Iowa

And Much Much More!

Including snowmobiling, ice skating, water and snow skiing, swimming, or just basking in the sunshine watching the river.

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