Welcome to Fayette County, Iowa!

We offer an abundance of natural resources, recreational opportunities, scenic views, and unique locally-owned businesses. Fayette County is a great place to raise a family, build a business, network with young professionals, and find a place to retire in the heart of Northeast Iowa.

Map of Iowa identifying Fayette County with a yellow star

Where are we?

Fayette County is located at the beginning of the Driftless Area in Northeast Iowa just south of the Decorah area. Hwy 150 and Hwy 18 cross our county seat.

Take the Day Off

Large tree near a cold water stream and large bluff

Parks & Natural Areas

Historic brick train depot

Museums & Historic Sites

Bowling ball near feet with bowling shoes


Golf ball on a golf course

Golf & Disc Golf Courses

Actors on an outdoor stage

Visual & Performing Arts

Little girl with goggles in a pool

Aquatic & Wellness Centers

Retail Therapy.

Shop Our Thrift Shops, Vintage Treasures, and Locally-Grown Food and Plants

Stay a While

Extend your stay as you explore all that Fayette County has to offer by booking a hotel room, staying at a Bed and Breakfast, or camping!

Drive. Bike. Paddle. Hike.

Make Your Way in Your Car, on Your Motorcycle, On Your Bike, and On Your Feet

A plush Sasquatch promoting "Visit Fayette County"

Steve the Sasquatch

Meet Steve, our biggest fan. Steve loves to explore Fayette County and tell everyone about it!

Don’t Take Our Word For It!