Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area

This 675-acre multi-use park is adjacent to the Cedar River in the middle of Muscatine County. The mix of flood plain forest, open fields, creeks, and wetlands provides a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities.


  • 675 acres
  • Cedar River
  • Timber
  • Wetlands
  • Creeks
  • Reconstructed prairie
  • Flat terrain




  • 2007 Saulsbury Road, Muscatine, Iowa 52761
  • From Highway 61 in Muscatine go 2.5 miles north on Mulberry Rd., then 4 miles west on Saulsbury Rd.
  • Find it on the county map
  • Park Map - aerial photo with trails, boundaries, etc



This park is named for the old Saulsbury Bridge which used to cross the Cedar River at this location. Closed to vehicle traffic in 1965, all but two spans burned in 1977. The last two spans are open to foot traffic and offer scenic views of, and fishing access to, the Cedar River.

Go to Saulsbury Bridge Hunting page

Go to Saulsbury Bridge Camping page