Located less than 1 hour from Chicago.  KAYAK MORRIS is conveniently located less than 1 hour's drive from downtown and pledges to be a beginner and family friendly resource for the paddling community. We offer unique rentals & tours of Kayaks, Bikes and Canoes on the Illinois river, Mazon river and the I & M Canal. We also have a private campground that is completely wooded and has sandy beaches along the Illinois river and the I & M Canal.  Kayak Morris hosts monthly group Gampouts(glamorous campouts) for anyone from beginner to advanced campers.  
Kayak Morris is  conveniently located right on the water and within 75 yards of 3 wonderful waterways! The Illinois river is lined with sandy beaches and offers 27 miles of paddling without any low head dams. The Mazon river confluence is just across the Illinois river from our location and offers a quiet peaceful winding river that can be paddled from 25 miles south to our location or there is a 7 mile loop that can be explored just beyond the confluence. The I & M Canal is beautiful down in Morris and is only 25 yards from the Illinois river. You may paddle down the Illinois river ~4 miles and then make a small portage up to the canal and paddle back.
They have group camping areas and tandem kayaks for scout groups, church groups, youth groups and park districts.