Falcon Floats is an outfitter for float trips on the Illinois River, offering trips ranging from 1 1/2 hours to 2 days. Take a relaxing float trip down the river on a canoe, raft or kayak; life preservers, paddles and all transportation are included.
The Illinois River is a Class II river so it's great for novices and experienced floaters alike. Canoes are the most common boat and are designed for maneuverability and speed but not stability. The canoes can accommodate 2 or 3 people. Ride On Top kayaks seat up to two adults and a small child, offer a backrest and provide the most comfortable ride on the river. Rafts are designed for four to six adults and are the most stable boat on the river. For families, rafts are the best option for floating the river.
Float trips of various lengths are available to fit your needs. Each float trip route offered through Falcon Floats will take paddlers around Sparrowhawk Mountain. To take in the river's most beautiful views, enjoy one of the 12- or 16-mile float trips that routes paddlers past the four state-designated scenic locations on the river.
Falcon Floats offers riverside campsites as well as shaded sites away from the river. Campsites include a picnic table and outdoor grill. An air-conditioned bunkhouse for groups of 8 to 56 people is available and includes a kitchen/dining/meeting room, four separate rooms that sleep up to 14 people each and restrooms with showers. Falcon Floats also features a sand volleyball court, horseshoes, a gift shop and a swimming pool for visitors to enjoy in their down time.