With over 150 miles of water trails and over 86 amenities and improvements, Central Iowa Water Trails looks to reconnect Iowans with our river roots. Activating our river corridors represents the greatest untapped potential of our community. From offering first-class quality of life for Iowans, to attracting visitors and revitalizing our river fronts, Central Iowa Water Trails will offer something for everyone.

About Central Iowa Water Trails

A project of this magnitude does not come without ambitious goals and initiatives; the first of which is to improve our environmental conservation efforts. Tackling this initiative is a multifaceted challenge where community investment and collaboration is imperative. Increasing the awareness and education surrounding Iowa’s river ways, dams, wildlife and natural habitats will be the turning point to unlocking the vast potential of Central Iowa Water Trails.


We (GOF) are incredibly grateful for the support of donors who create funds for a specific purpose with the Foundation. Those donations provide the funding necessary for the us to carry out our purposes. While we are very appreciative of the support, restrictive funds require administrative resources to administer and monitor. Given this, the Foundation has determined that a small portion of all gifts contributed for a specific purpose may be used to defray operating costs of the Foundation. If a donor contributes any amount for a specific purpose, the donor shall be deemed to have consented to an allocation of 10% of the amount for administrative expenses of the Foundation. This policy shall be effective for all gifts contributed after the date of its adoption, as of January 22, 2014.