Draft Plan and Public Input Meeting

The draft Jackson County Water Trail Plan is now available for public review and comment.  Tap or click Here view the draft plan

Comments on the draft plan can be submitted through the form provided on the draft plan page, by email to dfox@ecia.org, or by mail to ECIA, 7600 Commerce Park, Dubuque, IA 52002. 

Comments may also be submitted in-person at a public input meeting that will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, December 13, 2021.  The meeting will be held at the Hurstville Interpretive Center, 18670 63rd Street, Maquoketa, IA 52060.  For more information, please call or email Dan Fox at 563-556-4166 or dfox@ecia.org.

Online Public Input Meeting

You are invited to share your thoughts on the Jackson County Water Trail Plan.  We will be holding a public input meeting through Zoom at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, February 15, 2021.  The meeting will feature a brief overview of the Jackson County Water Trail project and some time for public comments and discussion.   

Use the information below to join the Zoom meeting. 

Web Link:     https://zoom.us/j/91885386443

Phone call:  312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 918 8538 6443

Take the Survey!

The Jackson County Water Trail Survey is now open!  The survey will help us develop a water trail master plan that will guide the future of river recreation in the county.

Click here to take the survey.

The survey will close at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 25, 2021.


Welcome to the official site for the Jackson County Water Trails Master Plan.  The Master Plan will present a vision for the future of river recreation in Jackson County, and will recommend actions that can be taken to make that vision a reality.

Jackson County residents and river users will shape the plan.  The planning process will provide an opportunity for the entire community to be involved in creating the plan.

This page is the online home for the plan. The site provides project information and resources, progress updates, and meeting notices.  The site also includes a “Your Ideas” page where you can tell us what you want the future of Water Trails in Jackson County to look like.

Check back often for project updates and to learn about how to get involved.