Same day rentals & transport available by phone only 815-814-5155

Soak up the sun with a peaceful paddle

Catch nature at its lushest from the comfort of a kayak. Now’s the perfect time of year to get back on the water or to pick up paddling for the first time.

Canoeing the Nippersink

4HR TRIP: Starting at Keystone landing in Richmond Illinois, this scenic 4-hour tour will take you through the Glacial Park. A great paddle for beginners and experienced, you are sure to enjoy this paddle that comes in at just under 7 miles.

6HR TRIP: Starting at Keystone Landing you will be embarking on a roughly 11-mile paddle down the Nippersink Creek. This is a site seeing paddle with views of eagles, turtles, and other wildlife; a daily occurrence. Floating through the park you will also enjoy the view of the recently restored creek. In 2000 the conservation district restored the meandering creek to its original state dating back to 1939.

Group Nippersink Kayak Trips

Would you like to book a private group event?




Corporate outings (send us an email we can include team building activities, catered luncheons, etc)



Large groups over 20 people? No problem! 

Now Available!

Guided Canoe and Kayak trips
Guided Kayak/Canoe fishing trips
Monthly Paddle trips
Overnight Kayak camping trips



- Same day reservations subject to availability (CALL 815-814-5155)

- Groups of 5 or more should call to ensure availability. 

-It is assumed that renters are experienced paddlers, we do NOT teach beginners unless you are on a guided trip.

Due to COVID-19 there may be a delay in transportation we ask that our guests be patient and understand we are sanitizing our vehicles and rental/s per usual but limited seating in our transport vehicles may require some wait time. 

- We DO NOT offer parking at our store for rentals/paddlers unless arranged.  please park your vehicles at the end destination (Pioneer Landing or Lyle C Thomas Memorial Park) our parking is for customers looking to shop our store or pick up there order. We would like to thank everyone for coming out during these times, until next time, Happy Paddlin' 


7049 Pioneer Rd, Richmond

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