Turkey River
Recreation Corridor

The Turkey River Corridor is an Iowa Great Place, unique in its geographic size and potential. The communities of Clermont, Elgin and Elkader in Fayette and Clayton Counties are linked by the special, scenic beauty of the Turkey River. In Fayette County, you can walk/bike 6.8 miles of trail from Gilbertson Conservation Education Area to Nimm's bridge.  You can also  paddle the beautiful Turkey River Trail through the county by using several of our canoe/kayak acesses. For more information on the Turkey River Recreation Cooridor please visit: turkeyrivercorridor.com

valley bridge with people crossing it.jp

WHAT'S AVAILABLE?

noun_Fishing_2891689.png

FISHING

Enjoy fishing along the Turkey River.

noun_Kayak_1099066.png

WATER ACCESS

You can find multiple access points along the Turkey River. including Gilbertson Campground, Valley Bridge, Clermont Acess, Nim's Bridge Acess, Eldorado Acess

noun_Outhouse Sketch_863125.png

RESTROOM

Indoor toilets are available at Gilbertson campground and nature center.

noun_Hiking_204712.png

HIKING

Paved walking trail is available 

noun_Bike_3202509 (1).png

BIKING

Enjoy biking on the paved trail that runs 6.8 from Gilbertson Nature Center to Nim's Bridge access.

noun_Shelter_1414857.png

PICNIC AREA

Picnic table and shelter availableat Gilbertson campground