Rock Cut State Park Outdoor Store
Hours of Operation
Rocktown Adventures operates an Outdoor Store offering various watercraft rentals, live bait, minnows, ice, firewood, fishing tackle, candy, ice cream novelties, souvenirs, and a variety of picnic and camping supplies. The Outdoor Store is open from April 1 – Oct 31 each year with seasonal hours of operation:
April: Daily, 8AM–4PM
May 1–Sept. 30: Daily, 7AM–7PM
October: Daily, 8AM–7PM
Watercraft rentals are available at 8:00 AM, with last rental at 5:30. All rentals must be returned by 6:45. Rentals will begin once we get water temps above 55 degrees. Rentals late in the season could be adjusted based on water temps. Please feel free to give us a call at 815-885-4740 to ensure we are allowing rentals before making a trip to the park! To get to the Outdoor Store follow the concessions/boat launch signs.
Boat Rental Policy
We do not reserve boats. All boats are rented on first come first served basis. Rentals are for a minimum of one hour. Rentals beyond one hour are charged ¼ rate for each 15 minutes beyond one hour. Only persons 18 or over are permitted to rent any boat with a motor. Anyone younger than 16 must have someone 18 or older sign for them. They can be in a separate boat but the 18-year-old must be on the lake with them at all times. Kayaks and Stand Up Paddleboards can be paddled solo by anyone 10 years old, provided someone 18+ is on the water with them the entire time. Capacity of the boats is by total weight of passengers or total number of people, whichever is least. Capacity requirements are set by a Coast Guard formula and used by the boat manufacturer. They are hard fast rules. Maximum people cannot be exceeded regardless of weight. A baby or child is counted as 1 person. Personal Floatation Devices (aka life jackets) must be worn at all times when on the water. NO EXCEPTIONS. We allow pets and do not count the weight of the pet or add them into the capacity count. If we suspect someone has been drinking or doing drugs, we will refuse to rent them and /or their group a boat.