Pinicon Ridge Park Dam

River/Stream: Wapsipinicon River

Location: Central City, Linn County
        Latitude: 42.204806
        Longitude: -91.528518
        Click here to view an aerial map of the dam.

Built: original 1856; rebuilt 1906; most recent reconstruction began 1966 completed 1967

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View of the boil below the dam.

Owner: Linn County Conservation Board

Height: 10 ft.

Length: 240 ft.


Warning Signs: none

Portage: There is plenty of area on river left where one could take out (and parking at the little park type area). You can walk around the dam pretty easy.

Comments: The Central City Trail, a paved multi-use path, runs through town on river left. Refer to the aerial map link above.

Click here to view a LCCB poster describing the history of the dam.

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Upstream view of dam horizon line.

Photos by David Leskowicz