White Pelican offers canoe, kayak, stand-up paddleboard, and tube rentals. There are also three unique trips along the beautiful Rock River which is now a National Trail.
All trips depart from White Pelican Launch located at Conover Square in Oregon. It includes watercraft, life-jacket, and pick-up shuttle. Go to our website for full information and follow us on Facebook. LINKS to both at top of this page listing.
UPDATE: Announcement from White Pelican regarding COVID-19 safety.
We're Here For You.
White Pelican is looking out for you. We know how important it is for you to get outdoors, on the river, and to breathe some fresh air. We are open for reservations now and starting trips on May 29. We have worked with the Ogle County Health Department to run trips at limited capacity to keep your safety and health our main priority.
During Phase 3 of the Illinois re-opening plan, White Pelican will be able to offer trips to Castle Rock only. All payments and waivers will be completed remotely. We will have extra sanitizing and cleaning for our vans, boats, and life jackets. In order for no more than 10 passengers to be in each van, we will be picking you up for your trip at Castle Rock and bringing you back to our launch site. Masks will be worn in the vans, and windows will be left down for extra ventilation. Your car will be waiting for you when you get off the river. You may be on the river until 5 pm.
The cost is $45 a person and you can choose any in-stock watercraft that you would like for your trip including a canoe, kayak, tandem kayak, stand-up paddleboard, single tube, or double tube. Private vans can be requested for an additional fee.
If/When more trips become available, we will post them on our website and on our social media platforms. Until then, if you would like to learn more about policies and rentals, please visit our river rentals page. If you are ready to reserve, please click on request a trip on our website!