White Pelican Canoe & Kayak Rental - Oregon, IL

We are the heart of rock river valley recreation

The Rock River Valley has so much to offer! Within two hours of Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison, and the Quad Cities, it is a perfect getaway to escape the city life for a while wihthout having to travel too far. For those coming from a father distance, the Rock River Valley is a great central location to be able to take lots of day trips to some of the best cities in the midwest while enjoying some of the best scenery in Northern Illinois. Let us help you plan your next adventure! Please click on links below to learn more about the area. Let us help you plan your trip! We are availble to help you find things to do for you and your group! 
places to stay
things to do
Oregon, IL is part of the beautiful Rock River Valley that passes through Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa.  In 2010, efforts began to bring national attention to this area.  Water, biking, hiking, and air trails have been mapped.  We hope you get a chance to explore the amazing landscape that we call home.  Please click on any of the links to the right to find more information about the Rock River Valley. 






on the water-
  • Reservations are required. Same day reservations are accepted. Always call or text ahead. 815-263-4088
  • Please respect all private landowners on your trip
  • You must wear your lifejacket at all times
  • Payment is due in full upon reservation, but may be changed or cancelled up to 3 days prior to your float date
  • White Pelican will not operate during dangerous weather conditions. If White Pelican cancels a trip due to weather, a full refund will be issued.
  • Be off the river by 4pm, or the credit card on file will be charged $20 for every 20 minutes late
  • You are responsible for damage to equipment from equipment abuse. The credit card on file will be charged if equipment has been misused.

on the bike-
  • Reservations are required. Same day reservations are accepted. Please call ahead! (630)740-4921
  • You must notify us at least 3 days prior to date of your scheduled ride of any changes/cancellation. After that point, we cannot refund you.
  • Safety is important. If unsafe weather or roadway conditions occur, we reserve the right to cancel appointments. If that occurs, we will notify you ASAP and email you a credit voucher for later use.  Credit vouchers are good for the duration of the season in which it was issued. (Please note that credit-voucher reservations must be done by phone/email – not online.)
  • If you plan a 1 or 2 day bike/camp trip, you may arrange a bike shuttle pick up at the State Park you are camping at. Our last shuttle pick up will be at 4p. Please make every effort to have the bikes at the pick up zone before then. We will charge a late fee of $20 per 20 minutes late.
  • If you are renting a bike for 1 or 2 days, we offer a shuttle service to pick up bikes at the State Parks. Our last pick-up shuttle will be at 4:00p.  Please make every effort to arrive before then.  Remember, launching earlier will give you more time to float and explore!  We will charge a late fee of $20/20 after 4:00.