Canoes - Kayaks - Inner Tubes
Canoes - Kayaks - Inner Tubes
Monticello Canoe Rental
Monticello Canoe Rental 

A Special Thank You to all who were able to come float with us this year!   

We are now closed for the 2016 season and look forward to hearing from you next year!!   

Send us pictures of your float with us at  and we will post them to our website!


Monticello Canoe Rental is family owned and operated.  Addam & Lori Fier have taken over the former McDonough Canoe Rental in Monticello, Iowa. We hope to continue the same great service and loyalty to all floaters as you have recieved in the past! We are very excited and pleased with all whom have come to float with us! This canoe rental has been in business for over 30 years. Starting out as Appleby Canoe Rental,  McDonough Canoe Rental , and now with a new name of Monticello Canoe Rental.

We do our best to accomodate all rental needs! We have had many school groups, bridal showers, bachelor/bachelorette, birthday, anniversaries, business- employee outing, class reunions, or just plainly a large group of friends getting together!!

We currently have 160 Canoes- 45 Kayaks- 250 innertubes

Monticello Canoe Rental is ready to send you floating down the river! Our river trips are fun for the novice as well as the experienced paddlers. We have a great TEAM OF EMPLOYEES who work hard so that your trip is a sucessful day of fun and relaxation! From the moment your journey begins, we are there to ensure that everything runs smoothly. We do all the work so that you can be sure that your job is to simply have fun!!

Join us at Monticello Canoe Rental located on the Maquoketa River in Monticello, Iowa. The Maquoketa River boast plenty of activities for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether your interest lie in canoeing, kayaking, tubing, fishing, or bird watching, the Maquoketa River is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the 8 mile water trail of the breathtaking landscapes and wildlife of Eastern Iowa! Your trip will begin at the Canoe Rental located just below the Mon-Maq Dam and float to Pictured Rocks Park. The float downstream to Pictured Rocks Park should take about 3-4 hours by canoe or kayak and approximately 5-6 hours in tube depending on river level and stops you make along the way!



Hours of Operation- Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day                                                     Please give us a 24 hrs notice if you would like to float before Memorial Day Weekend or after Labor Day.                                                                                                                                          All shuttles to go onto the river occur between 9-Noon (by 10:00AM for tubes)                        Shuttles to get off river will run from Noon-6:00PM. All shuttles end at 6:00PM                       Shuttles Before Memorial  Day & After Labor Day - Need to be off water by 5:00PM                 After Labor Day we will operate on Saturdays and Sundays only until October 1st unless arrangements for sizeable groups are made.                                                                                       NO TUBES AFTER LABOR DAY                                                                                                 Reservations can be made at any time!

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