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Primitive Riverside Camping on the beautiful sandy shores of the Illinois River. Primitive heavily wooded beach camping(sandy). no water/no electric but Uber clean pimped out porta potties with motion sensor lights, hand sanitizer, underarm spray deodorant, wipes and air freshener. Steps from historic downtown Morris. Walk from your campsite downtown to an antique store

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Primitive Riverside Camping on the beautiful sandy shores of the Illinois River. Primitive heavily wooded beach camping(sandy). no water/no electric but Uber clean pimped out porta potties with motion sensor lights, hand sanitizer, underarm spray deodorant, wipes and air freshener. Steps from historic downtown Morris. Walk from your campsite downtown to an antique store or stop by one of the local watering holes for a cold one. This campground is pet free but our other campground Kayak Starved rock Campground allows Fido. Showers are nearby at Morris community swimming pool for $2

Kayak Morris Campground Camping Rules

Our Rules are to promote a family friendly and safe camping experience

We reserve the right to evict anyone without refund for improper behavior or failure to observe our rules and regulations.

All Campers must check in/show ID at the Kayak Morris kayak Rental office and sign a waiver and receive a parking pass/wristband.  All Campers are required to wear wristbands.  All vehicles must have a Parking pass on the dashboard.  Anyone within camp area must have a wristband on.

You must be 21 y.o. to make a camping reservation.  If anyone in the camping reservation is under 21 then someone 20 years older must be present at all times camping with the person(s) under 21

NO GENERATORS!!!

Quiet hours are from 10:00 pm to 7:00 am and is Strictly Enforced Vehicular entry/exit is not permitted between these hours. Children should be on campsite by 9:00 pm.  If you violate this rule we may call the police file a report, you will be evicted without refund and you will be banned from ever camping again.

IF YOUR CAR DOES NOT HAVE A PARKING PASS IT WILL BE TOWED AT YOUR EXPENSE!   

Check-in is at 3:00 pm. Check-out time is 3:00 pm.

Footwear must be worn at all times in the camping area.

No vehicles may be driven within the area where tents are placed at any time.  You must park your vehicle next to the road behind the barriers(which is only steps from your tent.)

The speed limit is 10mph in the campground.

We have Jumbo wood bundles for sale($10) at the front office.

You may not use any wood(>3”diameter) found within the campground for your campfire. 

Swimming is prohibited from any beach in the campground. You may wade up to your thighs however, ALL CHILDREN MUST HAVE A LIFE JACKET ON AND BE SUPERVISED AT ALL TIMES

Glass containers/bottles of any sort are prohibited in the campground.

Garbage must be bagged and placed into the Dumpster(opposite campsite #3)  within the Campground upon leaving.  If any garbage is left at your site you will be charged a $50 cleaning fee.

No fires permitted except in fire rings.

Absolutely no firearms or fireworks! IF FOUND YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE.

No ATVs, dirt bikes, generators, motorized scooters (battery or gas) or trailers in the park.

power boats or jet skis are only allowed in campsites  12 and up.

Dogs are NOT allowed in the Campground or in any rented boat(at this location)

WE are not responsible for damage or theft of your personal belongings.  Please leave all valuables at home.

Campsite area
Tent sites
20 sites
Up to 24 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
2WD Accessible
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
No hot tub
No playground
Have a question? Send Kayak a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 3PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 92%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

We are right on the I & M canal towpath

Boating

Illinois river is perfect for boating

Paddling

Kayak rentals onsite for fishing or just putzing around

Fishing
Hiking
Wildlife watching

Places to see near Kayak Morris Riverside Tent Campsit

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Hipcamper zachary

Hassle free camping

Zachary D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 14)
June 26th, 2022

We had a great experience. Site 14 was a little harder to reach compared to other sites, but still very manageable. Everything was well maintained and clean. Being steps from the river was great.

Hipcamper Noah

Pretty camp on the river

Noah H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 12)
June 26th, 2022

Views were pretty, the directions to get to the gate are clear.

Lots and lots of rules. Waivers that need to be signed. Signs for each campsite are a little hard to find and read. Road is difficult to drive down in a smaller vehicle.

But if you look past all the rules and difficulties getting to the campsite, it’s a pretty stay for the night.

Hipcamper Brendan

Decent stay!

Brendan S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 14)
June 4th, 2022

The camping was very nice by the Illinois River and it was soothing to hear the water and smell the outdoors. The only issue is that if you use Hipcamp to book a spot, it will not show up on their records in their computer so you will most likely have to have someone call the manager to get you in. Plus, because they did not know we were coming due to it not showing up, the site was not cleared up of the super tall weeds and grass so that was a bit annoying. The kayak rentals are a bit expensive as well ($45 per kayak for 2 hours). Other than that, it was a lovely stay and the staff were friendly. I would recommend.

Hipcamper Kayak
Response from Kayak, the Host, on June 7th, 2022

You were our first hip camper at that location and were listed in our booking system but the attendant on duty did not look closely enough. Your name was also preceded by the word “HiPcamp” in our onsite booking system as well Regarding kayak prices. We haven’t raised our prices in over 10 years despite the cost of labor skyrocketing in the past 2 years. Our prices are actually on the low end versus competitors and we offer higher end quality rentals compared to theirs. I’m glad you enjoyed your stay with us past the hiccup of check in

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Hipcamper Rachel D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 16)
June 12th, 2022

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