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Pottawatomie Park Rentals

Pottawatomie Park (rentals at River Mini Golf)

8 North Avenue, St. Charles

RENTALS: Kayaks, Pedal Boats, Paddlewheel Riverboat

PRICING:  Kayaks and Pedal Boats are $17/hour per boat (pick-up/drop-off not available) | Paddlewheel Riverboat admission is $8.50 per adult, $7 children 15 and under | Open for the season on weekends only beginning in May, from 11a - 7p

St. Charles

Public Boat Launches

Pottawatomie Park (rentals at River Mini Golf)

8 North Avenue, St. Charles

MOTOR BOATS & JET SKIS: Daily and season passes are required and can be purchased on site at Boy Scout Island or Pottawatomie Community Center.

KAYAKS & CANOES:  FREE at St. Mary Park and Ferson Creek Park

St. Charles

Paddlewheel Riverboats

Pottawatomie Park (rentals at River Mini Golf)

8 North Avenue, St. Charles

Enjoy travel at a leisurely pace on one of our daily afternoon sightseeing trips or reserve a private charter cruise for your next group outing or special occasion. Lunch and dinner private charter cruises are our specialty.

PRICING:  $8.50 per person, $7 children 15 and under | Begins May - October

St. Charles

Sculptures in the Park

Mt. St. Mary's Park

Enjoy 17 permanent collection sculptures and pieces of art along the banks of the Fox River.  Then, from May to September, check out some of our rotating sculptures.

St. Charles

Fishing Locations

Illinois State Fishing Licensing required

Boy Scout Island | Mt. St. Mary Park | Pottawatomie Park | Riverside Park | Delnor Woods Park Pond | Dunham Pond | Ferson Creek Park | East Side Sports Complex Pond | River Bend Community Park Pond

St. Charles

Mill Race Cyclery

11 E. State Street, Geneva

RENTALS: Bicycles, Kayaks, Canoes, and Paddle Boards

PRICING:  Bicycles starting at $15 for two hours | Kayaks and Paddle Boards starting at $30 for two hours | Canoes starting at $50 for two hours

***Shuttle service pick-up available for water sports!


fishing locations

Illinois State Fishing Licensing required

Bennett Park | Island Park | Old Mill Park | Various ponds throughout the area


Pedal boat Rentals

Batavia Depot Pond

RENTALS: Kayaks and Paddle Boats

PRICING:  Kayaks $10 and Paddle Boats $15 for 30 minute rental – up to 4 individuals | $7 for 30 minute rental during the special extended hour days

HOURS: Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day Weekend (weekend operation only during the school district schedule) | Saturday-Sunday 1:00-6:00 pm


naperville kayak

Whalon Lake | Royce Road, Naperville

RENTALS: Kayaks + Paddle Boards

PRICING:  Kayaks: $10 single per 45 minutes, $20 tandem per 45 minutes, or $15 for fishing kayak per hour | Paddle Boards: $10 for 30 minute rental 

HOURS: Memorial Day weekend - End of September | Typically 10:00am - Dusk


paddleboat quarry

Paddleboat Quarry is located along the Naperville Riverwalk near Rotary Hill and the Riverwalk Café

RENTALS: Kayaks, Paddle Boards, and Pedal Boats

PRICING:  $10 for 20 minutes, $15 for 40 minutes, regardless of rental item

HOURS: Mid-May - End of September | Typically 11:00am - 7:00pm


yak shack

301 E. Hydraulic, Yorkville

RENTALS: Kayaks, Canoes, and Tubes

PRICING:  Kayaks: $35 | Canoes: $50 | Tubes: $15.  Prices are PER DAY.

HOURS: Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day Weekend (weather and river condition-dependent) | 9:00am - 6:00pm


kayak myak Rentals

Starting points in Carpentersville, South Elgin, or Batavia


PRICING:  $60 per person for 1.5 - 4 hour trip down the Fox River (three itineraries to choose from) *RESERVATION REQUIRED

HOURS: Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day Weekend (weather and river condition-dependent) | 9:00am - 6:00pm


fabulous fox water trail

From Wisconsin to Illinois, find access points to the Fox River

This website helps you plan itineraries north and south on the Fox River, discover nearly 100 access points, find mobile-friendly and printable maps, and learn some important safety features while utilizing the scenic Fox River!

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