Iowa September 17, 2017
The Quiet Fishing Town in Iowa That Seems Frozen in Time
If you’ve wondered where you could go for some of the best fishing and a truly relaxing vacation in an ideal river town, Lansing is the answer.
Lansing has just 1,000 year-round residents.
It's such a beautiful little river town that people come from all over the United States to fish the Mississippi River.
Main Street in Lansing leads to the river. The Mississippi's Pool 9 is 31.3 miles long. More than 100 types of fish live in this diverse aquatic habitat.
Visitors camp on the sandbars, rent houseboats, and fish from the banks of the river.
Main Street is well-preserved, here.
Kerndt Brothers Savings Bank Community Center and McGarrity's Inn are just a few of the buildings that have been carefully restored back to their original glory. The Lansing Downtown area is a National Historic District.
This Mississippi River town is the ideal place to spend time exploring, shopping, and fishing.
Only 3% of Americans are lucky enough to live on the Mississippi River. The rest of us have to settle for frequent visits.
The Pool 9 section of the river is home to 35,169 acres of aquatic habitat.
It's surrounded by limestone bluffs, which only add to its beauty.
Lock and dam 9 is easy to get to from the shoreline or by boat.
This area is great for bluegill, northern pike, bass, walleye, and sunfish fishing.
The Iowa DNR says the fish from the Mississippi are safe to eat for most people.
So you can enjoy the sport and dinner, too.
If your timing is right, you may see groups of Pelicans along the Upper Mississippi River.
Pool 9 is part of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. Each state in the U.S. has at least one National Wildlife Refuge.
Have you visited Lansing?