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Island Camping

Experience the exclusive and limited camping option of NW Illinois!

cSavanna has partnered with the Savanna Park District for access to a one-of-a-kind service of camping on cSavanna Island

Bring your own gear and we'll show you our campsites for primitive style tent camping

Don't have gear?...... Rent it from us!

Whether you need a kayak, tent, sleeping bag or camping grill, we've got you covered!

 

Experience a one-of-a-kind Island Camping Adventure along The Mighty Mississippi River!

Island Camping has long been enjoyed by river-city residents.  Escaping the lights, the people and the noise for the serene surroundings of Mississippi River Islands revitalizes your mind, body and spirit. The bustle of nature and river sounds will transport you to another world while you experience camping like never before!

Our Campsites are reservable by the night.  Drop-in times are 5pm or later from the Savanna Marina, with a 10am completion the next day.

Our primitive style campsites are available for reservations April - October

$25/night for a groomed campsite for up to 4 people.

Access to the island is ONLY by water taking approximately 15-20 minutes by canoe or kayak.

All campsite reservations include private site, bucket toilet, propane grill utensils, and firewood.

We also rent any of the necessary gear that you don't have!

Add a 2 person tent = $25/night

Add a vessel = $25/night/person

Add any other accessory = $10/night/item

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Our tents are of high quality protecting you from the elements while you enjoy your island camp!

Two-person Canoes have plenty of space for your gear and extra camping accessories

Lanterns, sleeping bags, chairs, pillows

RESERVE THE WHOLE PACKAGE AND SAVE!!

$75 FOR 2 PEOPLE - CANOE - CAMPSITE - TENT - 2 SLEEPING BAGS - LANTERNS - 2 CHAIRS - 2 PILLOWS

Extra stuff to bring:

Plan only a backpack or less for the kayak trek plus a small to medium sized cooler

  • Weather-related clothes and extra dry clothes for safety

  • Water for each person

  • Sunscreen

  • Small camping gear accessories such as solar chargers

  • Small entertainment items such as music speakers, playing cards, small board games, etc.

  • Fishing gear is allowed

  • Must provide your own cooler for any refrigerated items

WANT TO ADD MORE TIME ON THE WATER TO YOUR ADVENTURE?

See below routes for a drop-in location and additional cost

Below prices are just for drop-in with your own vessel.  Add vessel charge above for vessel rental.

Once you decide on your route, scroll to the bottom of the page for our reservation system.  See Kayak Page for more information on routes
All prices are per 2 people. 
 

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$50

Miller's Hollow - Camp - Savanna Marina

2-3 hours of kayaking with overnight on the island

4:00pm - 10:00am next day

This 2-3 hour trek will begin at 4:00pm from the Savanna Marina.  Arriving to the island between 6-7pm.

Starts in a backwater wildlife refuge lake

Scenic Views of the Mississippi Palisades State Park

Main River Channel access for the fearless!

Next day is a 20 minute paddle back to the Savanna Marina

Miller's Hollow - Camp - Riverview

5-7 hours of kayaking with overnight on the island

4:00pm - 1:00pm next day

Starts with a 2-3 hour trek from Miller's Hollow Boat Launch.  Arriving to the island between 6-7pm.

Scenic Views of the Mississippi Palisades State Park

Next day departing island at 9am for a 3-4 hour trek to Riverview with option of Main Channel paddling or backwater channel paddling

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$90

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$75

Miller's Hollow - Camp - Sabula Lake

4-6 hours of kayaking with overnight on the island

4:00pm - 12:00pm next day

Starts with a 2-3 hour trek from Miller's Hollow Boat Launch.  Arriving to the island between 6-7pm.

Scenic Views of the Mississippi Palisades State Park

Next day departing island at 9am for a 2-3 hour trek to Sabula Lake.  Paddlers must cross the main channel to Iowa

Green Island - Camp - Savanna Marina

5-6 hours of kayaking with overnight on the island

1:00pm - 10:00am next day

Starting in Green Island, IA, this trek begins in the Maquoketa River for the first hour.  After converging into The Mighty Mississippi River, you'll paddle another 4-5 hours in the main channel to the island, arriving between 6-7pm.

Next day is a 20 minute paddle back to the Savanna Marina

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$80

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$100

Green Island - Camp - Riverview

8-10 hours of kayaking with overnight on the island

1:00pm - 1:00pm next day

Starting in Green Island, IA, this trek begins in the Maquoketa River for the first hour.  After converging into The Mighty Mississippi River, you'll paddle another 4-5 hours in the main channel to the island, arriving between 6-7pm.

Next day departing the island around 9am for another

 3-4 hour trek to Riverview.

Green Island - Camp - Sabula Lake

7-9 hours of kayaking with overnight on the island

1:00pm - 12:00pm next day

Starting in Green Island, IA, this trek begins in the Maquoketa River for the first hour.  After converging into The Mighty Mississippi River, you'll paddle another 4-5 hours in the main channel to the island, arriving between 6-7pm.

Next day departing the island around 9am for another

 2-3 hour trek to Sabula Lake.

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$90

Booking in our reservation system guarantees your spot.  Walk-ins permitted but not guaranteed for your time frame
***Choose Number of people reserving > Checkout***   
**All vessels for camping option will be canoes or tandem kayaks until full**

Waiver necessary for all rentals - All renters must be 18 years of age or older - Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a guardian - Approved life vests are provided - All renters represent the physical and mental skills needed to maneuver the kayak up and down stream