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Kayak Starved Rock Campground

1170 N 27th Road, Ottawa, IL 61350


Less than 1 hour from Chicago, Kayak Starved Rock provides unique rentals, guided tours and lessons.

Trips are approximately 2 hours in length. Kayak and canoe tours maintain a leisurely pace, making stops along the way to enjoy nature and to take a rest. For a faster pace try a specialty kayak or canoe tour. All kayak and canoe tours will be on the Illinois River, Mazon River or I&M Canal. All tours include kayak or canoe, life vest, paddle, lesson, and safety briefing. Tours are kept small in size to maintain comfort and pacing, so make sure to reserve your place ahead of time.

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