As of this date, 8/26/15, the Northern Water Trail, located in Woodyard Slough, is a clear paddle to the Mississippi River. Water levels, as measured by the USGS in McGregor, Iowa, is over eight feet. McGregor is across the Mississippi River from Wyalusing State Park.
When water levels are below eight feet, people using the water trail may have to tow or push the canoe 30-40 feet.
Water travelers have reported sightings of Eagles, Great Blue Herons, Kingfishers, and other common water fowl along the trail. Most sightings were in early morning or late afternoon. Others have seen beavers, otters, and muskrats.
The boat landing, located at Wyalusing State Park, is end at the end of Long Valley Road. During September, culverts are being replaced along with rebuilding the road-bed. During road construction, vehicles will not be allowed on Long Valley Road. No boat landing access, and no canoeing from the Wyalusing State Park boat landing.
If you have your own canoe, boat, or Kayak, you can use the boat landing in the village of Wyalusing, south of the state park. The village boat landing is located on the Mississippi River.