The Mississippi River

The Mississippi River runs alongside the available property at Eagle Ridge Country & Riverview Estates. It creates an excellent backdrop to the view from your future new home.  Imagine waking up to the views of the Mississippi River, and the surrounding bluffs. It certainly is a sight you must experience! 

It is home to a very diverse wildlife population that includes:

Fish – Walleye, Bluegill, Perch, Northern Pike,  Sauger, Paddlefish Smallmouth Bass, Crappie, Catfish and many more.

Birds – Cardinals, Bald Eagles, Blue Jays, Seagulls and many other birds either call the area home all year round or fly through as they follow the Mississippi River on their migration routes.

 

The Iowa Go-Iowa Travel guide suggests the following activities when visiting the area:

“Trips along the Great River Road National Scenic Byway give the best views of the river and allow easy access to cities, natural areas, and cultural attractions. Towns and cities along the way have preserved their heritage in historic riverfront downtowns where riverboat casinos, antique shops, restaurants, bed and breakfasts, and museums flourish.

Theater, dining, and sightseeing cruises along the river are offered on riverboats, paddle wheelers, and yachts. Fishing, for catfish, bass, and walleye, and speed boating are popular on the river, as well. Marinas provide fishing boat, personal watercraft, houseboat, and pontoon rentals. River walkways in many cities allow up-close river views and visitors can watch barge traffic and view bald eagles at the locks and dams along the river.

An abundance of historical sites and museums can be found along the river. Near Marquette, Effigy Mounds National Monument, protects 2,526 acres of Native American mounds, many shaped like birds and bears. Fourteen miles of hiking trails over look the river and provide access to the site’s 206 mounds. Dubuque, Iowa’s first European settlement, has a renovated riverfront area, with a casino and an indoor water park, and the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium.

The Mississippi River area and Great River Road are accessible along several state highways and U.S. Highways 52 and 61. National chains, local hotels and motels, and bed and breakfasts are available in the towns and cities along the way.”

Source: http://www.go-iowa.com/Mississippi-River-Iowa/

 

For DNR Maps and other information about fishing and other activities on the Mississippi River in the Iowa area click here. http://www.iowadnr.gov/Fishing/WheretoFish/MississippiRiver.aspx

To view the property available for sale at Eagle Ridge Country & Riverview Estates, click available properties.