Water Activties

No coast line needed here – Greater Des Moines has a variety of waterways and activities to fill your need for some fun in the sun. Our aquatic adventures will you have kayaking and floating down the Des Moines or Raccoon River and taking a ride on a pontoon or soaking up to sun on a beach of our many lakes. 

Our lakes and rivers provide aquatic lovers with scenice cliffs, flowing waterways, and rolling hills. So weather you are out fishing or enjoy the waves – you'll never be far from a calm and beautiful view.  

While Iowa may not be the Land of 10,000 Lakes (34 actually, but who's counting?), what we lack in quantity we make up for in quality. Whether your idea of an aquatic adventure involves a kayak, a pontoon, arm floaties, or a sandy beach, there are plenty of ways to dive into the fun.