Parks and Recreation Areas

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Eagle in tree

The Middle Raccoon River is a very popular river in Dallas County. This section of the river is designated as a protected waters area river and provides many opportunities for canoeists, kayakers, fisherman, hikers, and many other low impact activities. Local birdwatchers know the area well for the frequent viewings of bald eagles perched in trees during the winter months.

West Central Valley 8th Gr Redfield Dam

Parking is plentiful at the Redfield Dam site, and a boat ramp provides access to the river. A foot bridge and canoe access are located upstream from the dam on the west side of the river. 


From Hwy. 6, take 1st St. north to a four-way stop with Thomas St. Turn left (west) on Thomas St. and go west to the river. Bridge Street crosses the river.

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