From the Waters of the Illinois River Valley

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Stacy
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Destinations

From the Waters of the Illinois River Valley

The Illinois River Valley, rich in history and abundant in nature, is a natural escape from today's hectic world.

A mere 90 miles from Chicago, you will be transported to a different world when you catch your first glimpse of the 2360 acres of tree lined waters and hidden waterfalls.

You will be enthralled by the old river towns dotting the shores of this still working river. Tie your houseboat up and go antiquing or wander lazily through the other shops and restaurants along the way. Bask in the sun along the sandy beaches of our own private island. Or if you dare, climb to the top of Starved Rock. Close your eyes and try to hear the beating drums of the ancient Kaskaskia Tribe.

Water-skiing is a popular past time during the warm summers. Fishing is also paramount, with an abundance of Sauger, Striper, Walleye and Catfish, as well as healthy Largemouth, Smallmouth, White and Striped Bass populations. Birders should keep an eye out for the flicker of Scarlet Tanagers and the dabble of Wood Ducks. Wildlife watchers will be thrilled to find evidence of beaver dams and can catch occasional glances of beavers at work.

We are currently offering a 4th day free if you book a weekender trip in the Spring season. Check out our Specials Page for more details.

Call us at 888-454-8825 or contact us online today to book your Illinois River Valley houseboat vacation.

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