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Kayak Morris is an Environmental Education based Outfitter. WE utilize
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 Department of Natural Resources posters, flash cards of our state symbols and experiential learning tools(catch & release fishing, plant/tree identification, etc.).
Kayak Morris’ Kayak /Bike / Canoe Rentals & 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. It also offers an abundance of wildlife to explore. Paddle around Sugar Island(1.5 mile long island)and see many wild and beautiful coyotes. The confluence of the Mazon river is home to 3 naturalGreat Blue Heron Rookeries and is the home of our state fossil. 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.