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Narrows River Park

Narrows River Park provides boat access to the mighty Missouri River, just off I-29 in Council Bluffs.


  • Exit 55 (N25th street exit) on I29 southbound is currently closed. Please use an alternative route if coming to the park from the north on I29. Northbound traffic can still use exit 55.

  • Hours are currently 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

  • Boaters: Water levels are currently low and will likely stay that way all season. Most boats should not have issues, but it's likely large boats will sustain damage if you attempt to enter. Click here to see how things were looking the week of May 12th.

  • Don't forget to make your 2022 reservations! Book a Narrows River riverside shelter for your spring or summer birthday bash, graduation party and more. Scroll down for shelter options or click here to see all available facilities through Pottawattamie Conservation.

Narrows River Park
2500 North 25th Street
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501
(402) 490-1290

Take I-29 to exit #55, North on 25th Street to River Road

Park Hours:
6:30 am to 10:30 pm

Park Admission:
$3.00 per vehicle, payable with exact change or check at the park gate. Park Map

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Two covered shelters overlook the river invites visitors to stay and enjoy the beauty of the river and the Omaha skyline downstream. In addition to the boat ramp the 36-acre park includes horseshoe pits, archery range with an adjacent picnic shelter, equal access picnic table with checkerboard, playground and modern restrooms. The park closes November through March.

The park is open during daylight hours, from sunrise to sunset unless otherwise posted. Park hours are strictly enforced and any vehicles in the park after hours will result in vehicles being towed at the owner’s expense.

Park Features

Archery Range

Narrows River Park offers an archery range open to the public. The range includes targets, other equipment is not provided. Visitors will need to bring their own bows and arrows.

Boating Launch

Park Facilities

Narrows Cottonwood Shelter

Starting at $30.00

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Narrows Missouri River Overlook Shelter

Starting at $75.00

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River Level

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Park Staff

Ryan Penney

Narrows River Park Ranger

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Narrows River Park Map

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