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Mississippi River

The Mississippi River boasts lots of water fun for friends and family! Bellevue has two different main public boat ramps – Spruce Creek Park (30711 396th Ave) and Bellevue Boat Ramp (101 S Riverview). The river allows for many fun activities like boating, fishing, swimming, and more!



Maquoketa River Water trail

Paddling enthusiasts can take advantage of a well-developed and maintained river trail system along the Maquoketa River in Jackson County.

There are two forks of the Maquoketa River that meander some 50 miles through the county, meeting just north of the town of Maquoketa. The river then flows another 30 miles until it reaches the Mississippi River.

You can access the Maquoketa River at numerous places throughout the county.  Jackson County Conservation has placed directional signs along roadways directing motorists.  Signs are also placed at each access with information for next access point.