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Kayaking Camping Canoeing & Glamping the beautiful undeveloped shores of the Illinois River, Mazon River and the I & M Canal.

Fall Hours Friday12-6, Sat/Sun 10-6
and Columbus Day
(weather permitting text 630-567-4653 for same day reservations)

Fast & Easy to get to
Less than 1 hour Drive from Chicago
(35 minutes from most suburbs)
3 Different Beginner Waterways to Choose from in 1 location
Private Fully Wooded Sandy Beach Camping

All kids get a FREE TOY!

Great Customer Service has made us #1!
(when you prebook with us, your boat is ready and waiting for you on the beach)

We have 3 amazing Beginner Waterways
Illinois river, Mazon RIver, Illinois & Michigan Canal / Towpath

Our private campground is perfect for Scout Groups, family reunions, park districts, church groups

We Feature what the Urban Dictionary calls


Going Camping, but with glamour. A combination of the two words.  It's like regular camping, but with nicer things than usual, being warmer, and more comfortable.  Glamping isn't done by usual outdoor types that climb mountains.

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Reconnecting them with Nature!

Take a "Timeout" from Technology!

Enjoy quality time with your family!

Kayak Morris is an Environmental Education based Outfitter.   WE utilize

Kayaking, Camping

and other disciplines as a vector for teaching kids of all ages about the outdoors.  Our all inclusive tours/overnight campouts are educational journeys to teach kids and adults about our natural resources and how we may preserve them for generations to come.  Our events will teach you about wildlife/plantlife of past and present and show how each of us may contribute to their conservation, management, and preservation.  Did you know that the only place you can find the state fossil(Tully Monster) is right within one of our rivers(Mazon).  We teach utilizing fossils, Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources Posters, flash cards of our state symbols and experiential learning tools(catch & release fishing, plant/tree identification, etc.).  
  Whether it's a leisurely Kayak or a muscle pumping pedal(or Both!), we offer unique kayaking Illinois canoeing rentals to fit all of your needs.  We are a short 35 minute drive from most suburbs and offer an escape from the stress of the city.  Explore all of the natural beauty and historic charm that Morris has to offer and see the city from a different angle. Our Kayaking Rental location is located within William G. Stratton State Park. 
Kayak Morris' private Campground is located adjacent to the State Park(just east)
and between the Illinois river
 and the Illinois & Michigan Canal and offers campers Fully Wooded and sandy beach tent campsites
The Canal also has a crushed limestone towpath that was once travelled by mules to pull barges and is now a multipurpose recreational path 62 miles long unimpeded by motorized traffic and perfect for biking.  If adventure is in your game, choose the Illinois River.  It is a slow flowing river(<1mph) and offers a 24 mile stretch of the river to paddle(with ease in either direction) with NO lowhead Dams and many Backwaters areas to enjoy.  It also offers an abundance of wildlife to explore and sandy  beaches to picnic or relax on. Sugar Island(1.5 mile long island), is just a short paddle from our location and is inhabited by many wild and beautiful coyotes.  The  confluence of the Mazon river,  is right across from our main kayaking rental office in William G. Stratton Park and is home to 3 natural Great Blue Heron Rookeries and many fossils!  One could spend hours venturing, exploring and seeing bald eagles, Belted Kingfishers, smooth softshell turtles, northern map turtles, blue wing teal, Coyotes, Great American White Pelicans, Wild Turkey, deer, Red Tailed Hawks, Black headed Grosbeaks, loons, great blue herons and egrets.The Mazon river forms a 7 mile loop at the confluence with the Illinois River which is an excellent trip for intermediate kayakers or canoers.
400 Griggs Drive Morris, IL 60450 US
Phone: 630-567-4653 Website:
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