The Black Hawk County Water Trails Master Plan is the guiding document for park and recreational developments along the Cedar River and Black Hawk Creek. The Master Plan covers a wide variety of topics including project recommendations for over two dozen river access areas.
The Master Plan is currently being uploaded to this website, one section at a time. We appreciate your patience as we complete this process.
Last update: March 26, 2020
The full document and individual chapters will be available to download in PDF format here. However, all plan contents will also be available directly on this page. Check back for updates.
- Introduction to State-Designated Water Trails
- Overview of the Rivers
- Water Quality
- Cedar River Existing Conditions
- Black Hawk Creek Existing Conditions
- Site Design Considerations
- Recommendations Overview
For more information about water trails plans throughout the state, visit the Iowa DNR’s Water Trail Development website.