DISCOVER THE FOX
This 202 mile-long river runs right through the heart of downtown St. Charles, Illinois and provides not only beautiful scenic views, but allows for a variety of water activities as well. Take a look at some of the best things to do on the water!
HIT THE WATER
Renting a kayak is a fantastic way to get some exercise on the water and to view all the nature around from the middle of the Fox River. You can launch your kayak for free at Mt. St. Mary Park, as well as Ferson Creek Park.
Hop on your jet ski for an exhilarating ride on the water. Boy Scout Island features a concrete ramp for motorized boats and a sandy shoreline for paddle sports. Daily parking fees are required and passes can be purchased onsite.
Take your boat out on the water and travel the Fox River! Boy Scout Island features a concrete ramp for motorized boats and a sandy shoreline for paddle sports. Daily parking fees are required and passes can be purchased onsite.
Grab a friend and rent a pedal boat by the hour at the River View Miniature Golf Course in Pottawatomie Park. Not only will you get in a great workout powering the pedal boat with your feet, but you'll also have a wonderful time cruising the water.
Boat Launch Locations Around Town.
Did you know that Bald Eagles are often seen along the Fox River? They are known to frequent the area, especially during the winter months.
CAST A LINE
The Fox River is home to a wide variety of different fish that you can catch. Some of the more common fish found in this river are smallmouth and largemouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill and walleye. There are plenty of public spots in St. Charles where you can cast a line and reel one in. State fishing licensing and regulations do apply in all park district waterways. Take a look below to find some great spots to fish, and how to secure your fishing license.
Fishing on the Fox
ENJOY THE RIDE
Relax and enjoy the Fox River from the comfort of a Paddlewheel Riverboat. This is a great way to get a unique view of the area, experiencing it all from the middle of the river. Both adults and children will love the ride, and it make for a great way to celebrate any special occasion including birthdays, family reunions, and more. The two-level Riverboat can accommodate up to 90 passengers for sightseeing tours and up to 40 guests for a seated lunch or dinner event.
Art Along the Fox
ADMIRE THE ART
St. Charles, Illinois has public art situated all along the Fox River. Take a break from all the water activities to admire sculptures that help make this city so vibrant.
Want to find more art around town? Click below to take our self-guided public arts tour on the Travel St. Charles app!