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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 | Begins May 18 - mid-August

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!


Pedal boat Rentals

Batavia Depot Pond

RENTALS: Pedal Boats

PRICING:  $10 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) | Monday - Friday 5:00-8:00 pm | Saturday-Sunday 1:00-6:00 pm


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