Geneva Kayak Center

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Tours

Local Day Trips


Lower Fox River

As the Fox winds it way south, the character of the river in its final miles departs from suburbia and what we think of as a “typical” Illinois river. Moving peacefully through Silver Springs State Park, and eventually the unique sandstone cliffs and rock formations of the Dells of the Fox, the river treats first-time paddlers on these sections to a paddling experience unlike anywhere else in Illinois. GKC offers two trips on the Lower Fox River:

Fox River I (7.5 miles)

Level: Beginner

Launching from the GKC Yorkville Outdoor Center, we quickly leave signs of inhabitance behind as we wind our way through small islands and eventually Silver Springs State Park. We’ll often see heron and other bird species on our way down river. We take-out just past the old mill in Millbrook. A shore lunch is included.

$49       BYOB (bring your own boat)
$65        w/boat rental

Dates: Every other Sunday starting May 22 through August

Every Thursday starting June 2 through August

Fox River II (15 miles)

Level: Beginner

Launching from Sheridan, this paddle is one of the most scenic in Illinois. The beauty of the sandstone cliffs and rock formations found on this section often surprise participants on this trip. Many birds and other wildlife can be seen while paddling this section. GKC runs trips on this section during moderate to higher water levels as low water levels make for difficult passage. A shore lunch is included.

$85       BYOB (bring your own boat)
$99        w/boat rental

Dates: Available as a custom trip

 
Kishwaukee River Fall Colors (8 miles)

Level: Beginner

Paddle 8.1 miles from Cherry Valley to New Milford on this Grade A water quality stream during the height of fall colors. This trip through forest preserves and hilly terrain Includes a shore lunch.

$54      BYOB (bring your own boat)
$69       w/boat rental

Dates: TBA

 
Lower Wisconsin River Fall Colors (10 miles)

Level: Beginner

A beautiful fall day trip on the Lower Wisconsin River starts in Arena, WI and ends 10 miles downstream at Spring Green, WI. Apres-paddling, there is an optional trip to the nearby Wollersheim Winery and out to dinner. A shore lunch is included.

$85       BYOB (bring your own boat)
$99        w/boat rental

Dates: TBA

 
Rock River Fall Colors

Level: Beginner

Paddle the scenic Rock River from Oregon, IL south through Castle Rock State Park during the height of fall colors. A shore lunch is included.

$49       BYOB (bring your own boat)
$65        w/boat rental

Dates: TBA

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