Beaver Creek Access Points

Stay active or go with the flow at Beaver Creek’s available sites. Anglers, paddlers and anyone who loves the water will find plenty of fun. We’re planning to expand access to Beaver Creek for locals so more people can enjoy it. Explore Beaver Creek today!

SITE 23 SITE 30

Site 23

On Beaver Creek

Site 23 is on the creek’s eastern bank at the corner of 86th Street and 70th Avenue in Johnston. Enjoy this site’s amenities including:

  • A cast-in-place launch for fishing and paddling
  • Paved trails for exercise or taking in the scenery
  • Infrastructure for paddling, fishing and other water sports
  • Safe bank access for all users

Site 30

On Beaver Creek

Site 30 is within Lew Clarkson Park and offers a relaxing natural setting near Johnston. It includes soft trails for walking, biking and more as well as stairs so visitors can more easily reach Beaver Creek.

Future Sites

This project isn't quite done yet, but we're hard at work preparing this water trail for public use. These improvements will ensure a safe, enjoyable experience for all users while providing the necessary protection for this important environment. Be sure to check back periodically for updates on this water trail, and in the meantime, feel free to explore our other amazing amenities in and along our waterways.

Future Site

Site 36 Beaver Creek

The future Merle Hay Gateway is designed to be the designated downstream access point for Beaver Creek and will serve as a hub for the region’s water trails network.

Improvements

  • Parking for vehicles and boat trails
  • Trail improvements for walking, biking and more
  • Equipment storage for canoes, kayaks and paddles
  • Paved trails and shoreline improvements
  • Public promenade to display public art and appreciate the surroundings

Find Your Activity with ICON

Whether you love to spend your weekend under the stars or paddling the Des Moines River, there’s something for everyone on ICON water trails. Learn more about the activities awaiting you.

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