Welcome to Clayton County, Iowa

To keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, we encourage you to follow the recommendations of the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) and the guidance of the State of Iowa, and to adhere to the latest orders from Governor Kim Reynolds. Click to read guidance from the Clayton County Board of Health regarding the reopening of Clayton County.

We encourage responsible essential travel and keeping a social distance of at least six feet.

To learn more about available resources for families, businesses, and nonprofits, visit our COVID-19 Resources page.

Stay safe and healthy. We look forward to welcoming you to Clayton County when this crisis has subsided. Connect with and support your favorite retail shops and restaurants online. Dream now, visit later!

Plan Your Visit


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Plan your trip to Clayton County with the itinerary planner. Simply create an account, then start adding your destinations or choose an already created itinerary based on your interests. The options are endless!

2020 Calendar

Discover events and attractions in the communities of Clayton County.

From festivals, flea markets, and 5ks to concerts, dinner theater, art exhibitions, parades, and holiday celebrations, we have something for everyone. Events are planned year round that will keep visitors of all ages entertained. Don’t forget to check the online calendar for any additional events or changes to planned events.

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Business Opportunities

  • Backhome Country Cookin’

    Backhome Country Cookin’ is for sale. SALE/LEASE INCLUDES: Land, Building, Business, Equipment, Trade Fixtures, Inventory,

  • Elkader Jail House Inn

    The former Clayton County Jail is for sale. This 1870 building operates as a

  • 205 South Main Street, Elkader

    Building for lease in downtown Elkader. 1300 square feet with large storefront windows and

  • 1402 S. Highway 52

    Murray’s Outdoor Store is a nursery, garden center, and gift shop located at 1402

  • 108 N Main St

    Bente Building, Garnavillo, IA Main Street commercial building in beautiful NE Iowa Commercial building with one

  • 116 East Mission Street

    This is a great opportunity for for a seed dealer. With 5,000 square feet,

  • 106 East Mission St

    This is a great opportunity to own a hotel and restaurant

  • 106 East Mission St

    Commercial property that has your business in mind. 4 office spaces total and 3

  • 111 S Main Street

    GREAT INVESTMENT property for rental income with commercial space on Main floor and 3 bedroom

  • 258 Main Street

    Commercial building located right in the heart of downtown McGregor, Ia.  Could house several

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