Paddle, Boat, & Float in NW Illinois

Discover what it means to appreciate the great outdoors as you canoe or kayak through placid lakes, glistening rivers, and winding streams. Northwest Illinois has much to offer water lovers of all levels, whether you want the peace of a solo canoe trip, the thrill of kayaking with friends, the balance and peace of paddleboarding, or the carefree fun of tubing down gentle currents.

Canoe, Kayak, & TubingRentals

Outdoors & Recreation

Rock Falls Kayak Rental

Boating & Paddling Whiteside County
Outdoors & Recreation

White Pelican

Boating & Paddling Ogle County

Boat Ramps

Outdoors & Recreation

Savanna Marina

Boating & Paddling Carroll County
Outdoors & Recreation

Erie Boat Ramp

Boating & Paddling Whiteside County
Outdoors & Recreation

Bitler Marina

Boating & Paddling Whiteside County
Outdoors & Recreation

Fulton Marina

Boating & Paddling Whiteside County
Outdoors & Recreation

Lawrence Park

Boating & Paddling Whiteside County
Curtis Sand
Outdoors & Recreation

Roadside Park Boat Ramp

Boating & Paddling Whiteside County
Outdoors & Recreation

Jim Arduini Boat Launch Area

Boating & Paddling Whiteside County
Outdoors & Recreation

Castle Rock State Park

Boating & Paddling Ogle County

TRAVEL GUIDE

Request a free copy or view our latest guide online.

PLAN YOUR TRIP

Ideas and resources to help plan your next real getaway in NW Illinois.