Located in the hills of Northeast Iowa, the Red Barn Resort & Campground is located 2 miles west of Lansing, Iowa, and 14 miles east of Waukon, Iowa on Highway 9.
1. Lansing, IA
- Boat Rentals: Pontoon, House & Fishing
- Beaches & Mississippi River Access
- 15 State Stocked Trout Streams
- Lansing, IA Fish Days (Aug)
- Mt. Hosmer Scenic Park & Overlook
2. LaCrosse, WI River Fest (Jul)
3. Decorah, IA Nordic Fest (Jul)
4. DeSoto, WI Fish Fly Days (Aug)
5. Gays Mills, WI Apple Festival (Sept)
6. Yellow River National Forest
7. Prairie du Chien, WI Rendezvous Days (Jun)
Visit Lansing Iowa!
Things To Do
RIVER PLAY - FISHING - HUNTING -BIRDING - OUTDOOR FUN - SHOPPING - live entertainment - dining - libations - And More!
Grab your canoe, paddleboard or kayak and push off into the Reno Bottoms Canoe Trail. Located in the Mississippi River just 15 miles north of Lansing, this 3-14-mile canoe trail is designated as a Refuge Area by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Drifting through the backwaters among American lotus and water lilies you may encounter river otter, turtles, blue herons, egrets, eagles and muskrats.
Pack up your rifle, bow, or shotgun and head to Lansing, Iowa for a truly amazing hunting experience. Located along the scenic Mississippi River, the Lansing area offers prime hunting grounds. Locals and visitors alike know Allamakee County is a treasured spot for bagging many of Iowa’s native wildlife species as well as more exotic animals on private game reserves.
Situated at the end of Lansing’s Main Street, Mississippi’s Pool 9—at 31.3 miles long and with 35,169 acres of aquatic habitat—is home to 104 different species of fish including the highly-prized walleye, bluegill, northern pike, bass, sunfish, and crappies. Lock and dam 9, like other channel dams along the river, is easily accessible from the shoreline or by boat.
Tucked between limestone bluffs and facing the Mississippi River, you’ll find the lovely town of Lansing, IA. And along the highways near Lansing, you can discover the Great River Birding Trail. This drivable trail along the Mississippi is one of just three birding trails in Iowa. The trail—part of the Great River Road—runs from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. It includes sites with established wildlife refuges, parks, overlooks and numerous attractions.
Downtown Lansing was designated a National Historic District by the National Register of Historic Places in 2014. With authentic period architecture, our downtown still looks like a true turn-of-the-century Mississippi River town. But make no mistake—behind those beautiful and historical storefronts and buildings, you’ll still discover plenty of life. Boutiques, antique shops, restaurants, and Horsfall’s Lansing Department Store (think Wall Drug with an Iowa flare) are sure to entertain and delight you.
Lansing, IA, a picturesque town located on the main channel of the mighty Mississippi River calls to those who love the outdoors.
Whether you’re passionate about sightseeing, hiking and cycling, camping, snowmobiling, horseback riding or all of the above, you’ll find plenty of ways to tantalize your senses and create lasting memories in Lansing.