Welcome to Clayton County, Iowa

Clayton County in Northeast Iowa has a little something for everyone and a whole lot of things to love! Experience diverse scenery, historical main streets, and breathtaking views of the Mississippi River. Explore four of Iowa's Great Places, scenic byways, and cultural and entertainment districts in our charming and delightful towns.

Make a getaway to this special place. The area is rich in history and hospitality with all the pleasures of today. Because of its location in the Driftless Area, there is plenty to do for those who love the outdoors; fishing, boating, relaxing on Mississippi River sandbars, canoeing, and whitewater kayaking are just a few examples. Don't miss golfing at our courses, hiking our parks and trails, biking, and geo-caching. Enjoy festivals, spas, wineries, restaurants, and shopping! Make your plans now to Relax, Enjoy, and Experience Clayton County, nestled in Northeast Iowa. Fun awaits!

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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