Site Details

Mississippi River Lock & Dam 11 - Dubuque County

GPS Coordinates: 42.5385363, -90.6456184

Management: None listed

Description: Good viewing spot for river birds; observation platform at the lock site. Bald Eagles in winter; gulls and waterfowl during spring and fall migration. From 2013-2015 a Peregrine Falcon pair has nested in a crevice in the cliff of the rock quarry located nearby.

Habitat: Riverine

Directions: From Hwy 151, take the Kerper Blvd. exit and follow Kerper Blvd. north to its end and turn right either on Hawthorne St. or Lincoln Ave, which will connect you with Volunteer Dr. This road runs north and south along the river and provides opportunities to park along the way to scan the river.

Important Bird Area: IBA Entry for Mississippi River Lock & Dam 11