Canoe & Kayak

Canoes and kayaks are welcome on the Illinois River, Fox River or Vermillion River. Kayaks and canoes do not need special permits or watercraft registration in the state of Illinois. We recommend entering the river from Lone Point Shelter on the east end of the park or at the Starved Rock boat ramp on the west end. For more information, click here.

Vermillion River Rafting offers three to four hour whitewater rafting and kayaking adventures on the Big Vermillion River!