Whitewater Park

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Manchester Whitewater Park 
at the Howard & Helen Shelly Memorial park
201 S. Franklin St.
Largest Park in the Midwest
6 Features free for public use
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WHEN IS THE PARK OPEN? 

The Whitewater Park is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round. The City of Manchester does not close the river. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) would be the only agency allowed to close the river, and it’s not likely to happen.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? 

Zero. Because of gracious donors, the Whitewater Park is open to the public and there is no cost or admission to ride the river.

HOW LONG IS THE RIDE? 

There are 6, 18 inch drops and spans over 800 feet in length.

HOW DO I GET BACK? 

There is a paved trail to walk back to the start of the course, or you can continue to float along the Maquoketa River as far as you’d like and make arrangements for pick-up with friends or the outfitters listed below.

PARKING AND ACCESS

Public parking is available at 218 West Main Street. This is also adjacent to the Whitewater Park’s access point and 1st feature.

Current flow rates and water level of the Maquoketa River

 

RENTAL INFORMATION

The Manchester Whitewater Park is open to the public and there is no cost or admission to utilize the park.

Bring your own kayak, paddle board, tube or contact the outfitters below for rental information

The Watershed
252 River St.
Manchester
563-920-5347
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River Rec & More
121 South Franklin St.
Manchester
563-608-1884
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CONTACT INFORMATION

208 East Main St.
Manchester
563-927-3636
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