- Adventure Recreation has new tents available for use! This Mons Peak set up guide will help you get your tent up in no time!
- Guide Books are available to rent for $3/week by emailing: AdventureRecreation@illinois.edu
- Check out Kickapoo State Park to learn more about their services including mountain bike rentals, paddle boards, tubing and more!
Homer Lake (in Champaign)
Hiking and Biking: https://www.turkeyrunstatepark.com/hiking_trails/index.htm
Canoeing/Kayaking: The park itself does not offer canoe rentals but there are several Canoe Outfitters along sugar creek. The best place for canoe/kayak rentals is
Entrance Fee to Park: $9/ out of state and $7 in state
Bonus: Nearby homemade ice cream and fudge!
Camping: A variety of campsites and cabins can be reserved within the campgrounds at https://www.reserveamerica.com/unifSearchResults.do
Kickapoo also has their own mountain biking club: https://kickapoombc.org/kmbc.pl
Camping/Lodging: http://www.starvedrockstatepark.org/activity/camping-picnics/ http://www.starvedrockstatepark.org/start/starved-rock-lodge/
Waterfall Hikes: http://www.starvedrockstatepark.org/accomodations/waterfalls/
Horseback Riding: http://www.starvedrockstatepark.org/activity/horseback-riding/
Eagle Watching: http://www.starvedrockstatepark.org/activity/eagle-watching/
Ice Climbing: http://www.summitpost.org/starved-rock-state-park/391308 Rock Climbing Club rents out ice climbing equipment for one $30 fee with the UIUC’s Rock Climbing Club. It is not affiliated with the ARC but you can contact the club from their website here: http://illinoisclimbingclub.weebly.com/
Shawnee National Forest
Biking: Allowed on roads but not allowed on trails
Jackson Falls (In Shawnee National Forest)
You can rent outdoor climbing shoes for $5 and guide books for $3 at the ARC’s Adventure Center. You can rent rope, harnesses for outdoor use, quickdraws, and trad gear for one $30 fee with the UIUC’s Rock Climbing Club. It is not affiliated with the ARC but you can contact the club from their website here: http://illinoisclimbingclub.weebly.com/
Devil’s Lake, Wisconsin
Camping and Lodging: http://www.devilslakewisconsin.com/reservation-information/
Hiking: http://www.devilslakewisconsin.com/activities/hiking/ trail maps http://www.devilslakewisconsin.com/activities/hiking/devils-lake-trail-details-descriptions/ outfitters
Climbing Outfitters: http://www.devilslakewisconsin.com/activities/climbing/
Red River Gorge, Kentucky
Camping: https://www.miguelspizza.com/ A favorite spot for rock climbingers all around the world. Can get kind of loud so if you are looking for a quit spot try one of these http://redrivergorge.com/camping.html
Climbing: We rent guide books for $3. One of the top climbing spots in the world.
Hiking: http://redrivergorge.com/natural.html http://redrivergorgehiking.com/