River Notice on Flooding

The river is receding, but a higher crest than reached earlier this month is predicted for next week. This not the time to ignore the same here. Be aware and be safe.

Road Closed

9th St is closed West of Hwy 67 due to water over the road.  Please avoid this area and obey all traffic notices.

The boat ramp and access to Swan Drive off of Park Drive is closed due to water over the road.  Swan drive is for local access only.  The railroad crossing at Swan Drive and Park Drive is also closed due to the control box for the barriers being under water.  There is no longer any access to swan drive locally from that access point.


We have also closed the pier at the library.  

There are a few sink holes on the bike path.  This is on the southern side of the overpass and closest to the road.  Please avoid this side.  The DOT has been contacted concerning the issue. 

Potential Flooding

The National Weather Service has issued a situation report concerning the potential for flooding in the area over the next 30 days.  Please review the PDF below and be prepared.

Flooding document 3-12-19
Adobe Acrobat document [1.4 MB]

Large Item Pickup Scheduled

Large item pickup is scheduled for the week of May 20-22.  Please look on the City Information page for more details.  Scroll to the bottom of the page to find the guidelines.

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JOIN THE TEAM!!  The City of Camanche has an immediate opening for patrol officer 3rd class.  Applications are currently being accepted for the upcoming civil service entrance examination for the eligibility list.   Certified, currently employed officers making application may have some testing waived.  A $4,000 hiring bonus is available for certified officers upon hire.  Application packets and physical testing information may be obtained from the City Clerk’s Office, P.O. Box 77, and 818 7th Avenue, Camanche IA  52730 or by calling (563)259-8342.  Applicants are subject to a background investigation, drug testing as provided by Iowa law, and a nonuser of tobacco products attested to by written agreement.  Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent.  Must reside in Iowa within 20 miles of the Camanche city limits.  Current salary is $53,943.11 and an excellent benefits package (health insurance with city paying 92% of premiums, Municipal Fire & Police Retirement, differential pay, tuition reimbursement, uniform and shoe allowance, several specialty opportunities available).  Deadline for accepting applications is 4:00 P.M., May 7, 2019.  EOE

Police Department Application
Police Department Application.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [3.8 MB]

click the button below to review the ILEA physical agility requirements.

Consumer Confidence Water Report

The file below is the Consumer Confidence Water Report for 2018.  There are no violations.  

Consumer Confidence Report 2018
Consumer Confidence Report 2018.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [26.8 KB]


Welcome to the City of Camanche! Throughout the years, Camanche's remarkable sense of community, strong family values, top quality educational system, exceptional Mississippi River recreational opportunities, and close proximity to commercial and industry sectors continue to provide extraordinary hometown appeal for people of all ages and interests.

One of the earliest thriving frontier towns west of the Mississippi, Camanche is a city with a proud history and bright future…providing its residents and visitors with a warm, friendly Midwestern quality of life.


2 Year Street Plan

Camanche City Council recently adopted a 2 year street plan for road work.  The plan is provided below in a PDF.  We will soon be working on a 3-5 year plan.  

Streets plan phase sums only.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [3.0 MB]

Survey Results

The City of Camanche conducted a survey of the community to get feedback on where we stand, and what people identify as important to the community.  The purpose is to help identify a new branding for the City.  The results have been collected, analyzed, and compiled into a document.  You can review it by clicking the .pdf file link below.  It is a large file, so please be aware before you download that it will take up some space.

Camanche Community Survey 2018
camanche survey 2018.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [4.5 MB]

Public Packet

Here is a new effort to aid in communication with the public.  We are now creating a public packet for folks to have a better idea of what is going on in the City.  We hope to keep this going and add even more information moving forward.  Please give us your feedback on the idea!  The packets for public can be found by clicking the button below


Community Profile

The City of Camanche offers the best in small town living to all who treasure it’s “hometown” charm. Located on the banks of the beautiful Mississippi River, Camanche boasts a thriving local school system, friendly neighbors, and an abundance of recreational activities to satisfy all who live and play here. Couple that with Camanche’s proximity to Clinton, and residents are able to  participate in all the events and activities of a larger community, while still living the small town life!


Camanche Depot

Find out more about the Depot and other Parks & Recreation features by using the button below.



Community Center

The City of Camanche has opened its new Community Center.  Discover the new facility here.



City of Camanche

Our business hours

Monday - Friday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

818 7th Avenue
P.O. Box 77
Camanche, Iowa 52730


563-259-9025  FAX

Quick Facts

Population: 4,448
County: Clinton
Median Household Income: $41,859
Median Home Price: $80,200
Median Age: 40.5




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