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Narrows River Park

Narrows River Park is a 36-acre riverside park offering boat access to the mighty Missouri River, picnic shelters for your next outdoor gathering, an archery range, and playground equipment.


Narrows is open for 2023 the season!

  • Park hours from May to November are 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. 
  • Boat ramp water levels: You can plan for approximately 3’ to 4’ of water depth at the very end of the boat ramp until at least July 1st. This level may be slightly more or less depending on weather conditions. We urge boaters to always use caution when launching their boats at Narrows. To help, Park Ranger Penney has marked the 50’ line of ramp remaining on the boat ramp.
  • Narrows closes every year from roughly December through March.

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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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Located just off 1-29 in Council Bluffs, take in beautiful Big Muddy and Omaha skyline views as you watch planes take off and land from nearby Eppley Airport (a favorite activity for many families with young children). Two reservable covered shelters overlook the Missouri River which can be accessed by the boat ramp located on the north end of the park. Enjoy fun outdoor recreation by picking up a game of horseshoes, getting your target practice in at the archery range, or letting the kids get their energy out on the playground or swing set.

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.

The park offers modern restrooms which are accessible during park hours.

Narrows River Park closes for the winter season from November through March.

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.

Please note: Broadheads are NOT permitted due to the damage they cause to targets. Thank you for helping us keep equipment in good condition for all visitors!

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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