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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 are $15/hr and Pedal Boats are $19/hour per boat (pick-up/drop-off not available)

Open for the season daily beginning in May 13, from 11a - 6p through mid August

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. Cruises last about 45 minutes. Tickets may also be purchased the day of your cruise inside the Pottawatomie Community Center.

Walk ups welcome, if space is available. You must use a credit card for tickets purchased at the boat entrance. Cash will not be accepted.  All seating is general admission. Seats are NOT assigned. Top deck seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No refunds or exchanges.

PRICING:  $12-14 per adult, $10-11 for children 3-15. Ages 2 and under are free | Open May - October (weekday cruises available during summer months)

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. 

As spring emerges in the Fox Valley, the landscape of Mt. St. Mary Park in St. Charles presents
a striking and engaging sculpture exhibition against the backdrop of nature's seasonal beauty.


May to September

Artist's Reception

June 16, 2023  |  5-7pm

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 $20 for two hours | Kayaks and Paddle Boards starting at $30 for two hours | Canoes starting at $60 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) | Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 5:00-8:00 pm; Tuesday, Thursday - 12:00-2:00 pm & 5:00-8:00pm; Saturday-Sunday 1:00-6:00 pm


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:  $15 for 20 minutes, $15 for 40 minutes for paddleboards; $12 for 20 minutes, $17 for 40 minutes for paddleboats

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


yak shack

301 E. Hydraulic, Yorkville

RENTALS: Kayaks, Canoes, and Tubes

PRICING:  Kayaks: $50 | Canoes: $70  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

RENTALS: Kayaks- Welcome to Kayak Myak Rentals LLC. We are a virtual business. There is not a brick and mortar site for you to visit. Please browse our website about our trips and services. To book a trip, call or text us. We only take reservations on the phone with you. Text or call me at 847-204-1724.

Reservations Required
Same day reservations are accepted if we have boats available that day. For best results, please book your reservations a day or two ahead (or more). Weekends are very busy and usually book up fast.

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!

fox river valley

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