About Clayton County

Clayton County is located in the Northeastern portion of Iowa in the Driftless Area. Known for its breathtaking views and scenic byways, the county is bordered to the east by the Mississippi River and is intersected by the Turkey and Volga Rivers. Residents and visitors enjoy year-round recreation opportunities in Clayton County, from boating, water skiing, fishing, and kayaking, to snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and cross country skiing.

No matter your interests, our charming towns have much to offer. Visit art galleries and museums, wineries and breweries. Shop to your heart's content and enjoy a variety of cuisine and comfortable lodging. Play a round of golf, visit the casino, or enjoy a boat tour of the Mississippi. Take in the great outdoors while you camp, hike or bike trails, and visit state parks.

Whether you're here for a weekend or here for life, there's always something to explore in Clayton County, and you can learn about it all right here. Plan your visit or staycation today.

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