Iowa Outdoors celebrates the 100-year anniversary of Iowa State Parks by showcasing park history, varied trail experiences and photographic inspiration found in state parks.
Iowa Outdoors celebrates the 100-year anniversary of Iowa State Parks by profiling Iowa artists that find inspiration in the state's public lands.
A special Iowa Outdoors episode celebrating 100 years of Iowa State Parks history with a look at select parks from the sky!
Ski across some freshly groomed trails, plant some trees in the middle of the Mississippi, and relive a major conservation victory in Central Iowa.
Traverse newly reclaimed wetlands across the state. Row out into the Mississippi River Pools for a unique fishing opportunity. Record the natural sounds of Iowa’s Great Lakes region.
Saddle up for a different kind of camping experience. Tread lightly to capture images of elusive owls. Watch as families work together to survive the Iowa wilderness.
Fly through the Loess hills for unique look at a prairie burn. Take a hike at the ecologically diverse Big Sand Mound. Etch the story of a reclaimed Northeast Iowa Creek.
On a special episode of Iowa Outdoors, we share the stories of those working to help those of us with disabilties enjoy the outdoors. We'll join in on the fun-for-all-ages, special needs experience of Camp Courageous. Cast a line with disabled veterans enjoying the amenities of Rathbun Lake. Hop on bikes custom built for any and all who wish to ride.
Pedal over a brand new, high-flying cycle adventure in Iowa’s capital city, climb an eastern Iowa mountain of trash turned into greenspace and spend quality time with young Iowans honing their outdoors skills.
Race through the trails near Elkader in northeast Iowa, follow the efforts of birders to rebuild a lasting conservation legacy and examine the impact of chronic wasting disease on the Iowa deer population.
Travel to Decorah for an eaglet capture adventure, spend some quality time with the DNR Law Enforcement team and experience a prairie walk in central Iowa.
Paddle along on a Mississippi River canoe adventure, snag the unique paddlefish along the Missouri River and spend time with the diehard Decorah Eagle fan base.
Skim the lakes near Waterloo with the legendary Waterhawks ski team, fly above Lake Okoboji alongside a drone photographer and experience innovative efforts to bring trout from the stream to the classroom.
See a reenactment of how Ice used to be harvested, Learn about the annual DNR hike and all the work that goes into creating our state trails, meet a photographer who moderates outdoor photos for an audience of thousands, and join a crew of kids learning all it takes to survive in the wild.
Experience trap shooting, journey along the Mississippi River from LeClaire to Dubuque and back again on Iowa’s Twilight Cruise, and meet a photographer who returned to the art to capture the Cedar River Valley.
Catch a rare glimpse of the Iowa prairie as the first settlers may have seen it, discover how goats are cleaning up the environment and meet an Instragram icon in Iowan Bryan Conley.
Get outside and enjoy Iowa’s public resources during a new event mixing craft beer and fishing, follow the aquatic comeback of the lake that honors an Iowa conservation icon and join photographers on a summertime prairie adventure.
Join disc golf competitors during an annual Central Iowa tournament, eat the best plants our state has to offer and explore urban outdoor photography in our capital city.
Pedal the mountain bike trails of Decorah, explore conservation efforts in Iowa’s farthest corners and visit the Maquoketa Caves after dark.
Paddle through Iowa’s newest whitewater parks, learn from natural science experts at the Whiterock Conservancy Bioblitz and spend time with award-winning western Iowa painter, Andy Peters.
Jump aboard ATVs in Fort Dodge, explore Iowa’s abandoned mines and venture near the outdoor environments of Council Bluffs with photographer Buck Christensen .
Climb wind turbines in Greene County, paddle the marshes of northeast Iowa and explore the digital mapping of Iowa’s rapidly expanding outdoors trail system.
On this episode of Iowa Outdoors... Travel to southeast Iowa to join a community that celebrates the arrival of Bald Eagles, join up with Boy Scouts from across the state learning how to survive the worst winter has to offer, and follow a handful of Iowa communities taking part in a year-long...
On this episode of Iowa Outdoors...get on the water with Iowa rowers and see how you can try the sport, explore Hitchcock Nature Center in the Loess Hills, learn about banding hawks and other migratory birds and see many of the hands-on activities at the DNR's Iowa Outdoor Expo.
On this episode of Iowa Outdoors...meet two Iowans who have embraced barefoot running, travel to Ashton Observatory to stargaze, explore miles of new mountain biking trails and take a night paddle under a full moon.
In this special photography edition of Iowa Outdoors, discover how Iowa's wildlife and natural environments have inspired the lives of different photographers across our state.
In the next episode of Iowa Outdoors, we'll get an airborne perspective from our state's drone videography enthusiasts and we search the Iowa River on a mussel blitz.
Venture north to Okoboji's antique boat festival and explore the Iowa DNR's efforts to rehabilitate lakes across our state.
On this early summertime edition of Iowa Outdoors...Fly down a zip line at Langwood Challenge Course in Louisa County...See the intricate craftsmanship of bamboo fly fishing rods from a man whose passion is building them...Explore the wildlife and landscape around Lake Red Rock through the lens of...
On this episode of Iowa Outdoors, we travel alongside an elite team of storm chasers, spend the night outdoors for a military-style workout regimen, a...
On this winter edition of Iowa Outdoors...Go under the ice on an Iowa lake with some adventurous scuba divers. Learn how DNR researchers are gathering...
On this autumn edition of Iowa Outdoors...explore the Middle River water trail among the covered bridges of Madison County, learn about the turkey vul...
In this edition we look back at some of our favorite adventures. Throughout our first four seasons, we've shown you some adventurous ways to explore o...
From scuba diving Okoboji to the high dynamic landscapes of the Loess Hills, we venture back into the archives for our best photographic journeys.
On this edition of Iowa Outdoors, a State Fair special showcasing archery, the DNR's fly tying competition, master gardening at the fairgrounds, and t...
Discover how farmers and government are working together to benefit trout populations and water quality, learn about the 17-year cicadas, see how the ...
Visit the bluffs along the Mississippi River in northeast Iowa, where once-endangered peregrine falcons now fly freely in their native habitat, and ex...
Join Iowa geocachers for a high-tech game of hide-and-seek. Explore the vast variety of plants and interesting displays inside the Greater Des Moines ...
Explore Iowa from the powered handlebars of local snowmobilers, experience wildlife through the art of modern-day taxidermists, and follow the journey...
Look into the sky with amateur astronomers and astrophotographers at the Iowa Star Party, visit a classroom where kids are touching critters from Iowa...
We profile wildfire training and nighttime photography in the Loess Hills, visit an innovative playscape in central Iowa’s Jester Park, and showcase s...
We explore paddle-in campsites in central Iowa, explain the restoration of Nahant Marsh, and showcase a photo project between an iPhone and a bur oak ...
From the lens of one wildlife photographer to the handlebar view from our state's biking enthusiasts, we explore springtime in Iowa.
We strap in for the fastest ice-bound experience you’ll have all year on the frozen tundra of Clear Lake. We descend below the lake's surface to disc...
It could be said that this edition of Iowa Outdoors is for the birds.
In this episode, we go sailing on Lake Okoboji, find out why nearly three quarters of a million people visit Big Creek State Park each year, learn how...
This episode examines an invasive species that could have a serious impact on Iowa's waterways, and more!
On this episode of Iowa Outdoors we explore the newly re-opened Maquoketa Caves State Park. We go airborne at Rathbun Lake with a trio of kiteboardin...
Fly through the treetops on Iowa's first zipline course, explore life aquatic at the Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, find morel mush...
Iowa Outdoors begins its second season exploring Pammel State Park, pedaling along the BRR bike ride, winter trout fishing on North Bear Creek, and ga...
This episode of Iowa Outdoors is more about the journey than the destination starting with the fall beauty found along Iowa's Loess Hills Scenic Byway...
Iowa Outdoors takes viewers from the depths of Lake Okoboji with underwater photographer Lloyd Cunningham, to the skies above Northeast Iowa for the l...
Pedal across the High Trestle trail in central Iowa, help the Iowa DNR spawn the next generation of fish on Spirit Lake, and go behind-the-scenes of t...
Go 100 feet underground into Coldwater Cave in northeast Iowa to explore Iowa’s longest and most spectacular cave. Witness the population rebound of p...
Go cold water kayaking, study Iowa's deer population, try out dogsledding and spend time with wildlife photographer Neil Rettig. Check out Chef Jon Be...
The premiere episode of Iowa Outdoors! Features include: ice climbing, ice fishing on Spirit Lake, pheasant restoration, fall migration at DeSoto Bend National Wildlife Refuge, and nature photography.