Kayaking in Illinois
Kayak Illinois find a great paddling route. Find a kayak outfitter or store. Find a kayaking school, rental shop or tour guide. We have listed a little bit of what the state has to offer the kayaker.
2K Adventure Gear
A Northern Illinois retail and ecommerce site selling paddling gear and kayaks.
Canoe and kayak trips on the Fox River and west branch of the Dupage River, about 30 miles east of Chicago.
Chicago Area Sea Kayak Association
Offers kayak instruction, trips, and social events.
Chicago Whitewater Association
Midwest whitewater canoeing and kayaking info.
Fever River Outfitters
Rents and sells canoes and kayaks in Galena.
Float Your Boat
Chicago area paddling and adventure group.
Geneva Kayak Center
Suburban Chicago shop, school and outfitter.
Illinois Paddling Council
Not-for-profit association of paddlers and paddling organizations.
Kayak outfitter and instructional school in Chicago offers lessons, tours, tuided trips and rentals on the Chicago River.
Rentals, tours and float trips on the Illinois River, Mazon River and I & M Canal.
Mackinaw Canoe Club
the Northwest Passage
Offers regional and world-wide tours as well as kayaking instruction.
Paddle and Trail
Outdoor adventure headquarters in Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. They have equipment sales and repairs, used and consignment gear, rentals, shuttles, instruction, adventure trips and online shopping. Locations in Loves Park and Rockford, Beloit, WI and Edgerton, WI.
Prairie State Canoeists
Large canoe and kayak club with many members in the greater Chicago area.
Saukenuk Paddlers Canoe & Kayak Club
Whitewater and flatwater canoeing and kayaking club.
Shawnee Adventure Guides
Offers guided kayaking and other adventures throughout Southern Illinois.
In Batavia, with kayak rentals, tours throughout the Midwest, group outings and instruction.
Wilderness Outreach Adventures
Offers trips, instruction and shuttles in southern Illinois.
Windy City Paddlers
Kayaking and canoeing club for all ability levels.
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