Elkader Big Dam


River/Stream: Turkey River

Location: Elkader, Clayton County
        Latitude: 42.855661
        Longitude: -91.404592
        Click here to view an aerial map of the dam.

Built: 1864 for recreation.

Owner: City of Elkader

Height: 16 ft.

Length: 205 ft.

Hazards: portage, usage, height

Warning Signs:

Comments: Upon arriving in Elkader you will notice the large water tower, be prepared to portage on river-left. DO NOT pass the portage as this dam is located just downstream. River users will portage around this large dam, the historic Keystone Bridge and the Elkader Whitewater Park.


View of dam from downstream

View of dam from downstream

Horizon line view of dam from upstream

Horizon line view of dam from upstream