C&M Canoe Rental
C&M Canoe Rental, located in Wedron, IL on the Fox River, includes the use of a 17 ft river canoe, paddles, life jackets, and transportation to one of two locations along the Fox River. Trips should be booked in advance (at least two weeks) by calling C&M Canoe Rental from early spring through the fall. Bookings can be made from 1 to 100 canoes or more depending on the size of your group.
3401 East 2062nd Road, Ottawa, IL 61350
Starved Rock Adventures
Starved Rock Adventures is Illinois’ premier water resort located inside Starved Rock Marina. Houseboat rentals, vacations for 3, 4 and 7 days as well as day rentals of pontoon boats are available. Renting a pontoon boat gives you access to their private island beach. Weekends are especially busy so reservations are strongly encouraged . Day rentals are available seven days a week, weather and river conditions permitting, from May 1 to September 30.
1 Dee Bennett Road, Ottawa, IL 61350
Vermillion River Rafting
The Vermillion river is a fisherman’s paradise, with numerous eddies, slack pools, overhanging and downed trees, deep holes and rocky shorelines. If a leisurely trip is what you have in mind, bring along your fishing poles and a picnic lunch. Don’t forget that this is a whitewater trip, and sooner or later, you are going to get wet! The big Vermillion River starts its 50 mile course as a pair of creeks on the border of Ford and Livingston counties, deepens as it rolls through Pontiac to the dam at Streator, picks up speed as it winds through Matthiessen State Park and empties into the Illionois River near LaSalle/Peru.
779 North 2249th Road, Oglesby, IL 61348