Hawkeye Dolbee River Access

Description:

Hawkeye Dolbee River Access is Des Moines County Conservation’s northernmost of four Mississippi River Accesses. Along with Casey Barrow, it provides a second access to Mississippi River Pool 18. The area features a concrete boat ramp and gravel parking lot. DMCC provides a dock during the summer and fall boating seasons as river stages allow. The area is inaccessible when the river stage at Keithsburg exceeds 12.8 feet. When river stages allow, a stone bench resides at Hawkeye Dolbee Access in memory of Charlie Poisel.

  • 10.1 acres
  • Boat ramp
  • Accessible only when Mississippi River stage at Keithsburg is below 12.8 feet

Directions:

From DMC Highway 99, go east on 225th Avenue Turn north on Lake Road and follow it to the boat ramp.

History:

The DMCCB entered into a 25-year management/lease agreement with the U.S Army Corps of Engineers for the Hawkeye Dolbee Access in May, 1981. Located in Huron Township, this 10.1-acre area was developed to include a double lane, concrete boat ramp with boat dock and parking and maneuvering areas.

A 50/50 cost share through the Iowa Marine Fuel Tax Fund aided in paying for the development of the area.