The Lagoon Shelter House is a historical building to the University of Iowa.  New to Recreational Services, this building is our hub for adventure recreation.  Located along the Iowa River, join us for a relaxing experience outdoors. 

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The Lagoon Shelter House is located along the Iowa River.  From main campus, take the Iowa River Trail north towards Hancher Auditorium.  The building is located on the west side of the river.  Building details can be found here

The Hancher Commuter Lot is located just to the north of the Lagoon Shelter House.  Details about the lot can be found here

Location information:


230 N. Riverside Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242


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David Patton

Associate Director of Adventure Recreation