Cliff Jumping in Iowa

Cliff Jumping in the United States of America


Cliff Jumping in Iowa


Cliff Jumping Locations:
Cliff Jumping is a popular sport. Cliff Jumping Adventures posts locations from various sources that are or have at one time been popular. There are likely many different places to cliff jump within a certain area. Cliff Jumping Adventures does not verify the legal status of the locations posted throughout the website because the laws for each area can change quickly. It is the responsibility of the cliff jumper to verify the legal status of the cliff jumping area.



Cliff Jumping Safety:
Cliff Jumping Adventures should be used as a general guide to find suitable locations for cliff jumping. We are not responsible for anything relating to your cliff jumping experience. This includes injuries and/or legal issues. We simply provide a general guide to cliff jumping locations. The areas listed throughout the website currently or have at one time contained a location which matched the requirements for cliff jumping. Requirements include being deep enough, a platform from which to cliff jump, etc.

WARNING: Cliff jumping can be dangerous. The locations listed for cliff jumping may not be eligible year round as water levels can recede and areas can change over time. It is extremely important that every cliff jumper always prepares and surveys the area before attempting a cliff jump. Never jump without knowing how deep it is, how deep you need it to be based upon your weight/the cliff height and whether or not there is debris under the water. Please follow cliff jumping safety rules.

Be aware that many cliff jumpers have either died or altered their lives due to injuries. This includes injuries from low heights. It is never recommended that anyone attempt jumping from heights of 40 feet or more.


The locations listed below are popular locations for cliff jumping in Iowa.


Chickasaw Park
City/County, State:
Chickasaw County, Iowa
Coralville Lake Iowa City, Iowa
Ely Quarry Ely, Iowa
Lake Delhi Delhi, Iowa
Lake Red Rock Marion County, Iowa
Ledges State Park Worth Township, Iowa
Yellow River Winnisheik County, Iowa


Chickasaw Park is located near Ionia, Iowa. The park is part of a quarry and has access to the Little Cedar River.

Coralville Lake is a reservoir located in Johnson County near the city of Coralville, Iowa. The reservoir is created by the Coralville Dam on the Iowa River. The lake and surrounding area offers many recreational activities.

Lake Delhi is located in Delaware County near Delhi, Iowa. Lake Delhi is created by the Delhi Dam on the Maquoketa River and is part of the Turtle Creek Recreation Area.

Lake Red Rock is located in Marion County about 40 miles southeast of Des Moines, Iowa. The lake is a reservoir formed by the Red Rock Dam on the Des Moines River. The reservoir is a great place for recreational activities with the most popular being camping, boating and fishing.

Ledges State Park is located in Madrid, Iowa and is one of the most popular state parks in Iowa. Millions of visitors come to this park annually. The Des Moines River flows throught the west edge of the park.

Yellow River is located in northeastern Iowa. The river is 53.5 miles long and flows through Winnisheik and Allamakee Counties. You can find limestone cliffs along the majority of the river’s course.



Cliff Jumping Adventures does not verify the legal status of locations posted for cliff jumping. We ask that cliff jumpers independently research each location for legality before going. Areas can change over time and local authorities find it necessary to shut down locations due to dangerous conditions. Reasons for closing cliff jumping locations include high accident rates, dangerous underwater rocks, inadequate water depth, water depth that fluctuates, property ownership status, etc.

Research the legal status of every location for cliff jumping before attempting any cliff jump. Never trespass on private property and don't risk jumping at a location that you know to be illegal. You may be ticketed, face legal consequences and put yourself in danger.

We are not responsible for injuries, legal issues or anything else related to your cliff jumping experience.

Cliff Jumping Adventures was created so that others can enjoy the sport of cliff jumping with a fun and safe experience. Follow all safety precautions, verify legal status of the cliff jumping location and enjoy your cliff jumping adventure!


Cliff Jumping in Iowa at Red Rock


Equipment for Cliff Jumping




Cliff Jumping Adventures tries to keep the information regarding cliff jumping as current as possible. The information found on Cliff Jumping Adventures is not guaranteed to be accurate as cliff jumping locations change due to water level, legal status, etc. Please use this website only as a guide to your cliff jumping adventure and verify legality plus all additional information independently.