Outdoor Activities

Take It Outside

Explore the great outdoors with the various opportunities in LeClaire, IA

Freedom Rock

Scott County Freedom Rock

Located on the south end of the LeClaire Levee.

The Freedom Rock Tour, created by Freedom Rock artist, Ray “Bubba” Sorenson II, aims to boost tourism and spread the message of Veteran appreciation, while providing a unique Freedom Rock Tour experience dedicated to all 99 counties in the great state of Iowa. In dedication to the men and women who have so bravely served our country, we humbly dedicate the surroundings of the Scott County Freedom Rock to these soldiers, firefighters, police officers, and emergency responders. Facebook

Twilight River Boat

Riverboat Twilight Cruises

Spend up to 2 days on this 166-mile river cruise from LeClaire to Dubuque.

Come explore the mighty Mississippi River in style, comfort, and convenience! The Riverboat Twilight, at 126 ft. in length, has the power and accommodations to make your next freshwater cruise one to remember. From 1.5-hour cruises to a 2-day trip, you will find a package that’s perfect for your next visit to LeClaire, IA!

Coveted as the “the most elegant riverboat to be launched in the last 100 years,” the Riverboat Twilight was carefully designed and built by Captain Dennis Trone to replicate the lavish steamboats popular in the Victorian era. A rounded stern and high attention to ornate detailing plays up your classic riverboat experience.

Click here for more information about your Riverboat Twilight experience!

Start your freshwater adventure on Front Street on the LeClaire Levee. Accommodations at the Riverfront Grand Harbor Resort in Dubuque.

Riverboat Twilight Website


Bald Eagle & Pelican Viewing / Photography

Look to the skies in LeClaire, Iowa! Nature photographers and bird watchers alike will be delighted with the incredible opportunities at Lock and Dam Number 14 on the mighty Mississippi River. Capture amazing photos and witness the majestic sightings of Bald Eagles in the winter months and high-flying Pelicans that call LeClaire home during the spring and summer months. This is a can’t miss opportunity to see our nation’s bird up close and in-person.

Best Time to Visit

Eagles start to gather around the southside of Lock and Dam 14 in LeClaire as the ice starts to form in December and linger around late February to early March. In the springtime, Pelicans start to gather on the southside of the channel in the late spring and early summer months and can be seen soaring in the skies above LeClaire through August and September!

Lock and Dam Number 14 is located on the Mississippi River, just off Highway 67 and just South of Interstate 80.

Photo Credit: Mike Fitzgerald


LeClaire Levee

LeClaire Levee sits on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River. Enjoy the fresh air and incredible options in outdoor activities to include a boat launch for access to the river, accessible parking and public restrooms, picturesque picnic areas, historical sites like the Scott County Freedom Rock and Veteran’s memorial, plus entrance to the Riverboat Twilight Boat Cruise launch and even the Buffalo Bill Museum!

Plus, you don’t want to miss out on any of the amazing riverfront events like the unbelievable Tug Fest, happening all year long in LeClaire, IA.