Loop Trail? No
Type: Nature Trail
Agency: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No Allowed Uses:
Boating, non-motorized: Canoeing
Boating, non-motorized: Kayaking
Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Snowshoeing
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Location: Locks and Dam #14 Day Use Rec. Area
22549 182nd Street Pleasant Valley, IA 52767. Park at Lock and Dam #14 Recreation Area parking lot and walk 1/2 mile to trail head. You must cross the auxiliary lock chamber to access the area.
The trail is recognized for its unique wildlife and its value to the community as an educational and recreational entity. Although the Smith Island Trail is only one mile in length, it encompasses approximately 25 acres and is located along lock 14 in the Davenport/Le Claire area.
Because the trail provides winter refuge for a wide variety of wildlife including Geese, Heron, Osprey, Seagull and the American Bald Eagle, it attracts nature lovers and bird watchers from distant locations.
The trail and shore are maintained through the combined efforts of the Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Natural Resources, volunteer and private donations.
The Army Corps of Engineers also conducts various community-related events such as; fishing clinics, annual family clean-ups, and ECO-MEET, an educational program developed for younger-aged school children. The park currently functions as a Nature Preserve and Education Area.
Width: 60 inches.
Primary Surface: Wood chips
Secondary Surface: Soil, compacted
Maximum Grade: 3%
Elevation Low Point: 570
Elevation High Point: 582
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available
Year Designated: 2003
Supporting Webpages and DocumentsWebsite: American Trails Featured NRT
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US Army Corps of Engineers
Pleasant Valley, IA 52676
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