No matter which option you choose, you can't go wrong. This section of the Rock River boasts scenic limestone bluffs, abundant wildlife, plenty of islands, and spectacular river views.
The Rock River has a gentle currrent that makes for easy paddling that is good for any level of canoeist from "I've never done this before" to "I keep my paddle next to my bed". All options begin on the east side of the Rock River downstream from the Oregon dam and continue south, or downstream. We love to show off our beautiful river, so ask lots of questions.
We operate on the weekends from May through September when the weather is good. Our preferred launch times are 10:00 am to noon, check out our online booking page, drop us an email or give us a call.
Option One takes about two hours to paddle at an easy pace and you'll paddle past Blackhawk's Pulpit and the Eagle's Bluff before you reach the take out point at Castle Rock State Park boat launch. $40
Option Two is our most popular trip that takes about four hours to paddle and you'll paddle past Blackhawk's Pulpit, the Eagle's Bluff, the Castle Rock Lookout and Overlook, the Castle Rock Campground and the Grand Detour Islands Campground before you reach the take out point at the Grand Detour Rest Area. $45
Option Three continues on down the River and takes about seven hours to complete. In addition to the views of Option Two, the Rock River's Grand Detour, Whirlpool Rock, Third Rock, Monster Rock and the site of young Ronnie Reagan's lifeguarding days at Lowell Park are "can't miss" points of interest. The pull out for Option Three is at the Lowell Park boat launch. This is an awful lot of paddling for one day and you may consider camping out along the route. Give us a call so that we can help you set up this adventure to remember. $70