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Kayak-To-camp

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 The cSavanna Island

Our Kayak-To-Camp options give you a sunset behind The Mississippi River and Iowa Landscape with a natural wake-up call of river life and a touch of industrial age train and barge traffic

***Page Still Under Construction!!  Call for questions***

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!

This isn't your average camping......  This is NOT a campground...

River islands are an important role in the ecology of the River.... Respect the Island!


Island camping is a more primitive style similar to "backpack" camping...

There are extra rules!  Preservation of River islands is of the utmost importance!

Human waste of all kinds must be contained.....  Follow our solutions!

Animals, nests, and landscapes must not be disturbed....  Leave no trace!
 

Swimming in the River is NOT PERMITTED during your camp....  The River is dangerous! 

All Customers must sign liability and damage waiver.  Have yours ready to go by downloading and printing HERE.

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Single Kayaks - 300 lb

Ages 13+

Life Vest Provided

Tandem Kayaks - 500 lb

Under 13 w/Adult

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How it Works:  All renters meet at 1 Main St, Savanna at scheduled time.  Specifically timed kayak routes will allow you to arrive at the island within 2 hours to Sunset.  Waivers and briefing of rules will be done before transport to kayak drop-in.  Campsite and gear will be provided and setup around the time of your arrival to the island.  Once on the island, only emergency needs will be assisted.  The next morning you will finish your route while we gather our camping gear.

For safety reasons, we cannot allow solo campers or pets of any kind.

"NO-GO" Conditions

Any chance of thunderstorms - Any chance of rain if temperature is forecasted below 65 degrees - if above 65 degrees, a chance of 30% or more of rain - Flooding expected - Low temperature forecasted below 50 degrees - Wind speed forecasted above 15 mph or gusting winds

Any cancellations due to these reasons will result in full refund.

Equipment Provided by cSavanna:

  • 2-person tent for each couple or individual

  • 1 mattress pad for each person

  • 1 sleeping bag for each person

  • 1 pillow for each person

  • 1 battery operated lantern or flashlight for each person

  • 1 camping chair for each person

  • 1 trash bin with lid for up to 4 people

  • human waste containment bags

  • Marine Radio

  • First Aid Kit

  • 1 propane powered small camping grill and utensils

  • 1 self-contained portable fire pit and firewood

What to bring:

Plan only a backpack or less for the kayak trek.

Coolers and extra items for camping can be kept with us and brought over for your arrival to the island.

  • 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

  • No more than 1 cooler for each couple.  Other camping items must be in single container.

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 person. 
 

$130

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 - 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 3-4 hour trek to Riverview with option of Main Channel paddling or backwater channel paddling

$170

$170

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

$170

$200

Green Island - Camp - Riverview

8-10 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

 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.

$190

Booking in our reservation system guarantees your spot.  Walk-ins permitted but not guaranteed for your time frame
***Choose Number of people reserving > Checkout***   
**Please request Single or Tandem Kayaks in comments at checkout**

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

Get Prepared and Save Time!!  Have the Waiver completed, signed and printed for your Adventure!  >>>  Or Email a picture of your completed waiver to:

info@csavanna.club

CLICK TO VIEW WAIVER