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Iowa whitewater, Soldiers Creek

Webster county, park to mouth section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     1 miles
  If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Iowa you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so don't forget that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. This stretch of Soldiers Creek is 1 miles long and is a class I-II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. If you're coming from Fort Dodge it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down.
    There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. This is a very short section so better bring some good walking shoes. Lodging is available near the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all
set. The natural beauty of Webster County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the park to mouth section is one of them. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a  
pretty small number of paddling spots.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Soldiers Creek you'll probably meet some folks from Fort Dodge, and nearby you discover the Brushy Creek Trail which is a good hiking trail. Soldiers Creek gets a normal amount of yearly rain. The wettest month of the year is generally June, that's the one that rains the most, and January is when it's the driest. During the summer months at Soldiers Creek highs are generally in the 80's, and during summer nights temperatures are in the 60's. Highs all through the winter are generally in the 20's, and night lows at Soldiers Creek during the wintertime commonly dip into the 0's.

Soldiers Creek, park to mouth road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Soldiers Creek.
 Whitewater Near Soldiers Creek:
Soldiers Creek, Webster County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II - 1 miles long (park to mouth)
Des Moines River, Webster County, 3 miles away
      Class III - 0.1 miles long (Breens)
Lizard Creek - SouthBr., Webster County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 12 miles long (D22 to mouth)
Boone River, -blank- County, 27 miles away
      Class I(II) - 0.5 miles long (Park and Play)
Briggs Woods Spillway - Ditch 166, Hamilton County, 28 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 0.3 miles long (Webster City)
Raccoon River, Greene County, 30 miles away
      Class I-II - 0.01 miles long (Henderson Park)
 Ski Areas Near Soldiers Creek:
Seven Oaks, Iowa , 29 miles away, 275 foot drop, 4 lifts, 13 runs
Riverside Hills, Iowa , 63 miles away, 190 foot drop, 3 lifts, 6 runs
Mount Kato, Minnesota , 83 miles away, 240 foot drop, 8 lifts, 19 runs
 Hotels Near Soldiers Creek:
Sleep Inn & Suites Fort Dodge, Fort Dodge , 2 miles away
Quality Inn Fort Dodge, Fort Dodge , 2 miles away
AmericInn Fort Dodge, Fort Dodge , 2 miles away
Comfort Inn Fort Dodge, Fort Dodge , 2 miles away
Days Inn Fort Dodge, Fort Dodge , 2 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Soldiers Creek:
Webster County Fairgrounds, Fort Dodge, 3 miles away
John F Kennedy Memorial Park, Badger, 4 miles away
Frank A Gotch County Park, Dakota City, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Soldiers Creek:
Brushy Creek Trail, Webster , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Soldiers Creek:
Spring Lake County Park, Iowa , 24 miles away
Twin Lakes State Park, Iowa , 31 miles away
Ledges State Park, Iowa , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Soldiers Creek:
Sunkissed Meadows Golf Course, Fort Dodge , 1 miles away
Fort Dodge Country Club, Fort Dodge , 1 miles away
Lakeside Municipal Golf Course, Fort Dodge , 4 miles away
 Lakes Near Soldiers Creek
Badger Lake, Webster , 4 miles away

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