Recreation

Reed’s Canoe Trips

Reed’s Canoe Trips provide people of all ages (minimum age 3 and minimum weight 35 pounds) with “an adventure close to home.” The three trips we offer range in length from approximately 2 hours to a full 6 hours on the water, and are suitable for either new or experienced canoeists. Since the Kankakee River is located only an hour south of Chicagoland, even our longest trip will fit into a one-day outing!
www.reedscanoetrips.com


Campgrounds near Kankakee, IL

Kankakee River State Park

On land treasured for centuries – first by Native Americans, later by traders and farmers, and as early as the 1890′s by recreation seekers – Kankakee River State Park offers you its proud heritage in an unspoiled setting. Anglers, canoeists, hunters, campers, hikers, bicyclers and other outdoor enthusiasts find the park’s recreational opportunities unsurpassed. The naturally channeled Kankakee River, listed on the Federal Clean Streams Register, is the focus of the park’s popularity.
Enveloping both sides of the Kankakee River for 11 miles, in an area 6 miles northwest of Kankakee, the park consists of approximately 4,000 acres. Illinois Routes 102 on the north and 113 on the south frame the park, with Interstates 55 and 57 both providing convenient access.

5314 W. Route 102, Bourbonnais, IL
815-933-1383
http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/Landmgt/PARKS/R2/KANKAKEE.HTM

Kankakee South KOA

The Kankakee South KOA offers a quiet get-away-from-it-all retreat that’s just an hour south of Chicago. Good restaurants, golf courses, canoe trips and Friday night stock car races are nearby. You’re just 10 minutes from the Chicago Bears’ training camp. At the campground, amenities include the pool, playground, basketball and volleyball courts and a game room-or relax under one of the big, shady oaks. There’s a pavilion for your reunion or party needs.

425 E. 6000S Rd., Chebanse, IL
815-939-4603
www.kankakeesouthkoa.com

Lake Alexander RV Park

Lake Alexander’s RV park includes campsites located on the banks of the lake in the birch trees, in the meadow nestled among the oaks and maples, and along the beautiful Kankakee River. There are approximately 200 water/electric or electric only sites and large group sites are available. Playground, game room, fishing, boat launch and showers are also available on site. Entertainment is planned on weekends and holidays.

12799 East Route 114, Momence, IL
815-472-4171

Twin Rivers Campground & Retreat

Situated in southern Kankakee County, this rustic camp is close to all the action, but far enough away to be a secluded retreat from the hustle of everyday life. Twin Rivers offers rustic and developed campsites in addition to cabins. Numerous activities including paintball, canoeing, wall climbing, hayrides and paddleboating are all available on site. Packages are also available for group retreats. Please call or visit their website for more information.

4112 S. Youth Camp Rd., P.O. Box 25, St. Anne, IL
815-937-1181

www.twinriverscamp.com

Camp Shaw

Camp Shaw was established in 1956 and is the best kept secret in all of beautiful Kankakee County! Camp Shaw is also a wonderful place to hold a variety of outdoor and indoor events. It provides overnight accommodations; horseback riding, guided trail rides or group lessons. Weekend packages are available. It is also an outdoor, environmental science education program, encouraging interest and participation in the balanced management of natural resources.

6641 N 6000W Road, Manteno, IL
815-933-3011
www.campshaw.org


Kankakee River Trading Post

5045 N. 4370 W. Road
Altorf, IL
(815) 933-9652
www.kankakeeriver.com
Open 6:00am to 8:00pm – 7 days a week

Frank’s Bait Shop

621 N. Dixie Highway
Momence, IL
(815) 472-6638

The Fishing Corner

180 S. Locust Street
Manteno, IL
(815) 468-6577
Mon – Fri 8:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday 8:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday 8:00am to 12:00pm


Fossil Rock Recreation Area

24615 Stripmine Rd, Wilmington

(815) 476-6784

Des Plaines Fish & Wildlife Area

24621 North River Road, Wilmington
(815) 423-5326

USDA-Forestry Department

30239 S State Route 53, Wilmington
(815) 423-6370


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