Iowa DNR’s Hook n’ Paddle Passport Program

Paddle Iowa’s unbelievable waters, catch unforgettable fish, and win unmatched prizes! The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has set up a fun and exciting Hook n’ Paddle Program that allows you to explore safe paddling spots across Iowa this summer. The program includes over 50 participating locations and gives you the perfect excuse to explore all the paddling and fishing Iowa offers.

We have two participating locations in Pottawattamie County: Lake Manawa State Park and the West Nishnabotna River Water Trail.

How to Use the Pass:

Step 1: Get Your Mobile Pass

Step 2: Receive Your Passport via Text and Email

Step 3: Check-In at the Participating Location

The more Hook n’ Paddle locations you visit, the more prizes you’ll unlock! The first 500 users to check into three locations will win an exclusive Hook n’ Paddle Passport sticker, and the first 100 users to check into 10 locations will win a stocked mini tackle box!

In addition to these unmatched prizes, you’ll also be entered to win monthly and grand prize drawings. Each check-in to a participating location earns you one entry into the monthly and end-of-season drawings with a chance to win a telescoping rod, water bottle, and drybag, and a grand prize of a sit-on kayak, paddle, life jacket, and dry bag.

For more information or to get your Hook n’ Paddle Passport, visit the Iowa DNR website.

This post was originally published on July 5, 2022 on the Unleash Council Bluffs blog.