Discover Mysterious Ruins On This Island Hike In Iowa

An island on the Mississippi River offers a hiking experience like no other. The Smith’s Island Recreation Area is a place near LeClaire Iowa that offers an easy hike that’s simply amazing. The island is teeming with migratory birds and wildlife, it offers incredible views of an engineering marvel and it’s home to old ruins that offer a glimpse of the island’s interesting past. Ready to explore Smith’s Island Recreation Area? Read on to see what you’ll encounter on the trail.

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Smith Island is managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and because there is a working lock and dam here, there are a few rules that are outlined on signs on the property. Be sure to be mindful of restricted areas on either side of the public area. Interested in more Iowa island adventures? Here’s an island town you have to visit.

Address: Le Claire, IA 52753, USA