Lock and Dam 9 and Pool 9
Pool No. 9 on the Mississippi River stretches from the lock and dam south of Lynxville north to Genoa. Travel Hwy. 35, the Great River Road, and enjoy this huge body of water. During migrations, hundreds of thousands of ducks can be seen from the many pull-off areas located along the highway. Good numbers of Tundra Swans use the area as do American White Pelicans. Turkey Vultures, hawks and Bald Eagles soar on the thermal air currents along the bluffs. The Cold Springs Boat Landing north of Lynxville is a good place to watch water birds of all kinds.
Notes: Lock and Dam No. 9 near Lynxville and Lock and Dam No. 8 at Genoa offer public observation platforms and restrooms open from dawn to dusk from April to November. They’re great places to watch the barge traffic along the river.
Gazetteer: Page 32, B-2 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 82, C-3 (10th edition).
Signature Species: Bald Eagles all year long.
Seasonality: Lock and Dam 9 open April-November. Pool 9 is open all year.
Parking: Ample parking areas.
Nearest food & lodging: Prairie du Chien and Lynxville.