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Water taxi to begin service between Iowa and Wisconsin

MASON CITY, Iowa – March 15, 2024 – Traveling between Lansing, Iowa, and Crawford County, Wisconsin, will become a bit easier on Monday, March 18, 2024 with the implementation of a free water taxi. This service will be in place until repairs are made to the existing bridge connecting the two states. 

The water taxi will travel between the Lansing Marina and Big Slough Landing and will be available seven days a week on the following schedule.

  • 7 to 10 a.m.
  • 11 to 1 p.m.
  • 3 to 6 p.m.

A one-way trip is estimated to take about 30 minutes.  All riders will be required to get off the water taxi at each stop.

On the Iowa side, parking and a shuttle is available at the Lansing City Hall and  Middle/Kee High School in Lansing.

Lansing City Hall
201 John Street
Lansing, IA  52151

Middle/Kee High School
569 Center Street
Lansing, IA  52151

Travelers on the Wisconsin side will need to park at the DeSoto Community Center and take a shuttle to the water taxi. Parking is not allowed at Big Slough Landing.

De Soto Community Center
57 Crawford Street
De Soto, WI  54624


Contact: Pete Hjelmstad at [email protected] or 641-430-9718


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