Paddlesports Rentals

Rocktown Adventures
Rocktown Adventures

Paddlesports Rentals

Your Northern Illinois Headquarters for Paddlesports Rentals

Summer is the best time to head outdoors and explore new places and things! Rocktown Adventures offers on-site and off-site paddlesports rentals which allow you to take advantage of the abundance of scenic creeks, rivers and lakes in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin.

Choose from a variety of Kayaks, Canoes, Stand-up Paddleboards, Paddles and PFD’s (life jackets). For all Rocktown Adventures paddlesports rentals, PFDs must be worn at all times. If looking to rent from us for more than 3 days, please contact us for pricing.

There is more to paddling than simply pulling a blade through the water. At Rocktown Adventures, we want to provide you with a safe, enjoyable and memorable outdoor paddling experience. To help us help you achieve that goal, we kindly request that you take 15 short minutes to review the Canoe and Kayak Safety video, courtesy of Rental Boat Safety.

Paddlesports Rental Options & Pricing

Single Kayaks & Stand-Up'sTandems & CanoesFishing Kayaks
2 Hours$30$45$35
½ Day$40$55$45
1+ Days$30$45$40

On-site Paddlesports Rentals

For launching on the Rock River in Rockford, IL. Simply come to the store and we’ll walk you, and your rental equipment, to the river to launch you onto your on-water adventure. When you are done, you drop your rental equipment off to the side of the ramp and come back to the store. We’ll come and get the gear!

Off-site Paddlesports Rentals

For launching on any body of water. You must have the proper rack or trailer to transport your rental equipment offsite (unfortunately at this time we are unable to rent racks and trailers). All off-site rentals are subject to availability. We also deliver rentals and provide shuttle services for an additional fee.

Shuttle Options & Pricing

Rocktown Adventures shuttle services require an additional fee, separate from our paddlesports equipment rentals. We require a 24-hour notice for all shuttle assistance and all shuttles are planned based on availability. Registration for our shuttle service is required, as walk-ups are not guaranteed seats. Weekend shuttles may not be available based on other outdoor adventures we have planned.

Please contact us before you plan for a shuttle, so we may prepare accordingly. Paddle timeframes are estimated, based on river water levels and current flow. Additional shuttle locations are available upon request.

Rock River | Rockford, IL

Shuttle Start Point:
Downtown Rockford Store

Shuttle Stops:

  1. Martin Park
    • $5/person or $20 minimum
    • 1 – 1.5-hour paddle
  2. SportsCore II
    • $10/person or $30 minimum
    • 1.5 – 2-hour paddle
  3. Harlem Street
    • $15/person or $40 minimum
    • 2 – 2.5-hour paddle

Kishwaukee River | Rockford, IL

Shuttle Start/End Point:
We meet you at Atwood Park in New Milford and shuttle to your launch site. If renting, we return to pick up the kayaks once you take out at Atwood Park. We can do other stops along the Kish by request.

Shuttle Stops:

  1. Kishwaukee River Forest Preserve
    • $10/person or $40 minimum
    • 1.5 – 2-hour paddle
  2. Espenscheid Forest Preserve
    • $10/person or $40 minimum
    • 2 – 2.5-hour paddle
  3. Bauman Park (Bauman Park launch is closed for 2023 until further notice due to construction)
    • $15/person or $50 minimum
    • 2.5 – 3-hour paddle

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