Fin & Feather

Fin & Feather H2O

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In the summer of 2013, we fulfilled one of our dreams: to have a business on the water where locals could experience one of our favorite past times: paddling! We love it because with the variety of watercraft we have, it is a way for just about anyone to have some fun in the outdoors and appreciate some local nature. With Iowa City's development of Sand Lake, a local fishing hole became the Terry Trueblood Recreation Area, and Fin & Feather H2O was born. 

H2O provides all you need for a local adventure: watercraft, life jackets, drinks & food, sunscreen, and bug spray.

Summer Hours

  • Monday through Friday 10am-8pm
  • Saturday & Sunday 10am-8pm


  • $15/hour - Pedal Cruisers (commonly known as Pedal Boats, which hold up to 4 people) 
  • $12/hour - Canoes (hold 2 people, sometimes a smaller 3rd person seated in the center)
  • $12/hour - SUPs (stand-up paddleboards) & Kayaks

After your first hour, your time will get rounded to the nearest quarter hour, so you don't have to worry about rushing back to shore exactly on time.

Please call us to inquire about group accommodations - birthday parties and summer camp groups have a blast on the water!

Snack Shack

You'll find a tasty array of snacks at H2O that range from chips, soda and candy to some super tasty chicken strips, Blue Bunny ice cream, corn dogs, and more.

Pedal Cruisers (Pedal Boats)

Appropriate for all ages, these stable floaters will hold up to 4 people at a time, and are great for taking the family out in one boat without worrying about tipping over. 


We have a large collection of Current Designs kayaks, including one tandem kayak. Kayaks bring you close to the water, giving you a peaceful experience and a deeper sense of connection to your surroundings. We won't lie - it does take a bit of experimenting to find your balance without tipping over, but once you do, you'll likely want to do it again.


Great for fishing, lounging with a book, drifting or racing around the lake, our rental canoes are best suited to 2 people (you can add a 3rd, person in the middle, but there isn't a built-in seat there). They are relatively stable, assuming you don't lean too far in one direction or the other, and great for beginners and experienced paddlers alike. 

SUPs (Stand-Up Paddleboards)

Imagine a larger, more stable surfboard. SUPs give you lots of options - you can sit or lay on them while paddling with your hands, or sit up on your knees, or even stand with relative ease while paddling around the lake. They may look a little daunting to the beginner, but most folks find their balance easily (you can even do yoga on these babies!). They are great for kids who want to splash around in the lake, but it's also feasible to paddle one around without getting soaked.