Due to cold weather and high water
We will remain CLOSED for the rest of the season.
Thank You to all who came out to float with us this year .
We will keep you informed of opening dates for 2019!
Please explore our website and book a trip with us today !
In 2018- The following possibilities are available:
130 canoes - 65 kayaks - 15 sit on top kayaks - 8 kids kayaks 250 innertubes - 50 tubes with bottoms - 75 cooler tubes
Monticello Canoe Rental is family owned and operated. This is our 5th year of operation and each year brings us new adventure and excitement. This business adventure has been a total joy for us and our family. We truly enjoy and look forward to meeting new people all summer long. It is our pleasure to ensure your float is the most memorable experience possible!
This Canoe Rental has been in business for over 30 years. Starting out as Appleby Canoe Rental, McDonough Canoe Rental , to current Monticello Canoe Rental.
We do our best to accomodate all rental needs! We have had many school groups, bachelor/bachelorette, birthday, anniversaries, business- employee outing, class reunions, boy scouts and girls scouts, or anyone that would love to come experience the great outdoors!
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!! SO COME TRY US OUT - WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU!
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!