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Cabin Sunfish


Sunfish Cabin is one of the two large cabins located at Featherstone Memorial Park. The cabin itself is just feet away from the water’s edge of North Twin Lake and located at the South end of the park. Sunfish Cabin can sleep 8 people comfortably (2 people on each bed and 2 people on the futon). Inside the cabin you will find a full bath bathroom with a walk-in shower, full kitchen, a living area, and an upstairs loft. The kitchen is equipped with a full fridge, oven/stove, toaster, coffee pot, microwave, and a kitchen table and chairs. The living area is equipped with a T.V., futon, and a recliner as well as the ac/heat unit. There is also a bedroom, right across from the bathroom, that has a queen-sized bed and dresser. On the upstairs level you will find two more bedrooms. One bedroom has a full bed and a twin and then in the other bedroom you will find one queen. The other side of the loft is equipped with a couch, love seat, recliner, and a T.V.

The Sunfish cabin features a covered cement patio deck overlooking the picturesque Lake. Two picnic tables sit on the deck and a fire ring sit right in front of the cabin. Throughout the park you will find a trail that goes all the way around the lake, disc golf area, a fantastic lake for boating, a playground, and an entire shoreline to fish from. No pets allowed in the cabin.

2-night minimum required

*During busy season (Memorial Day through Labor Day) there is a minimum stay of 7 days from Sunday to Sunday*


Reservations must be made AT LEAST 3 DAYS IN ADVANCE

DAMAGE / CLEANING DEPOSIT - $200 Refundable - in addition to the rental fee

  • Mail to:  Calhoun County Conservation, 1228 High Street, Rockwell City, IA 50579 

Renter will need to bring:

  • Complete linens, blankets, sleeping bags and pillows. (2 queen sized bed sheets, 1 full sized bed sheet, 1 twin sized bed sheet)
  • Bath linens and toiletries (CCCB will supply toilet paper)
  • Food and beverages
  • Dishware, pots, and pans
  • Lawn chairs (cabin furniture not allowed outside cabin) 

·         Items renters may want to bring include lawn chairs, flashlights, and games.

CHECK IN:  4:00 pm - no earlier

CHECK OUT:  10:00 am - no later


Featherstone Memorial Park, 1853 Twin Lakes RD, Manson, IA 50563

Pet Policy: As a friendly reminder, all Cabins offered by the Calhoun County Conservation Board are animal free cabins. If an animal is seen entering and exiting the cabins, the reserving party will be asked to leave regardless of whether the animal is theirs or a visitors. If a reserving party is asked to leave, a refund will not be issued. 

Smoking Policy: NO SMOKING



*NEW* Effective January 1, 2023  County Hotel/Motel TAX will increase from 0% to 7%. 

There is now a fee of a 5% statewide Hotel/Motel Consumer's Use Tax imposed on the rental of recreational cabins, plus a 7% Calhoun County hotel/motel tax for a total of 12% tax. This will be pulled from the $150 a night charge for the cabin.

Peak Season – April - Second week in November

  • Weekdays (Sun-Thurs)                                          $150/night plus $200 deposit
  • Weekends (Fri-Sat)                                                $150/night plus $200 deposit
  • Minimum of two nights required
  • “Busy Season” Weekly rental (7 nights)              $1,050 plus $200 deposit

Off-Season – Second week in November - March 

  • Closed

Cabin rental must be in the name of a person 21 years of age or older who will be present at the facility for the full term of the reservation.

There are NO DISCOUNTS for youth groups, seniors or multiple reservations.

*NEW* DEPOSIT REQUIRED: This facility requires that an additional deposit check in the amount of $200.00 be mailed to the Conservation Office no later than two weeks from the date you made your reservation. This deposit is refundable if there is no damage and cleaning has been completed as posted. It is the responsibility of the user to ensure that this deposit is provided on time.  Deposits for this facility should be mailed to:


Calhoun County Conservation

1228 High Street

Rockwell City, IA 50579

Hours of Operation & Seasons

  • Park hours are 7:00 am to 11:00 pm.
  • Cabins are open during the park season
  • Check-in time:   4:00 pm - no earlier
  • Check-out time:  10:00 am - no later
  • Renters must have the facility and area cleaned and exited by scheduled check-out time.


  • Park hours are 7:00 am to 11:00 pm.


  • 2-night minimum required

·         *During busy season (Memorial Day through Labor Day) there is a minimum stay of 7 days from Sunday to Sunday*

  • Must be 21 years old to rent the cabin
  • Smoking is prohibited
  • Keg beer is prohibited
  • Pets are prohibited inside the cabin
  • Cabin furniture must remain inside the cabin.
  • Clean-up of facility and area must be completed no later than scheduled check-out time.
  • We have a No Refund policy; however, please call 712-297-7131 and explain the situation.
  • Please contact the office for additional information – 712-297-7131




·         Cement patio with picnic tables

·         One bedroom with a queen bed downstairs

·         One bedroom with a queen bed upstairs

·         One bedroom with a full and twin bed upstairs

·         living area with a futon and recliner along with the upstairs loft equip with a couch, love seat, and chair.

·         full kitchen with stove/oven, refrigerator, coffeepot, microwave

·         TV/DVD

·         heat & air conditioning

·         fire pit

Renter Provides:

·         bedding & pillows

·         bath & dish towels

·         Utensils and cookware


  • Broom and dustpan, along with cleaning supplies
  • Toilet paper and Paper towels
  • Trash can and (2) bags
Fire ring
Handicap Accessible
On-site resident host
Pets prohibited
Picnic Table
Pressurized water
Shower facilities
Swimming nearby
Table with chairs


Cabin Sunfish is available by online reservation only. Reservations can be made from April through the second week of November and the rental price is $150.00 per night. This cabin has a two-night minimum stay for Friday and Saturdays outside of the busy season (Memorial Day to Labor Day). During busy season, Cabin Sunfish has a one (1) week, or seven (7) day rental minimum. For the weekends of Memorial Day and Labor Day, this cabin has a minimum rental of three (3) night stay.

$300.00 - two-night stay

$450.00 - three-night stay

$1,050.00 - Week long stay


Hours of Operation & Seasons