Reservations are required for all kayak rentals and please call to confirm details 815-629-2020
Check In for weekend tubing at Colored Sands Forest Preserve - 10701 Yale Bridge Rd. - Durand, IL
Check in Times. 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Launch Times. No later than 3:30 pm.
Be off the river by 5:00 p.m. Thank You!!
Weekend Tubing. No reservations required for tubes during weekends (Saturday & Sunday) or holidays. If your purchased a ticket for a tube rental we will have a tube available.
Rain Checks. If you purchase a ticket and are unable to use it due to weather conditions or unable to attend we will keep your reservation open or issue a rain check coupon to be used another day.
Return Policy "All sales final. If you are unable to attend for any reason we will leave your reservation open to be used on a future date. We may also issue a coupon or gift card for future use"
Large Group Reservations. Large groups are welcome and please call to confirm details 815-629-2020.
Weekday Tubing and Kayak (Monday - Friday) group outing reservations are scheduled by phone and invoiced in advance. Call 815-629-2020
Protect Your Feet. Water shoes or sneakers should be worn at all times.
Protect Your Phone. Phone Dry Bags are available for purchase through our online store.
Protect Your Keys. Vehicle keys should be stored in a safe place. Do not take your keys down the river.
Float Distance. For tube rentals is 1.5 miles and takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
US Coast Guard approved life jackets should be used at all times.
One standard adult sized Life jackets will be provided with each rental
For smaller children please ensure you bring your own properly fitted life jacket
Illinois state law requires all children under the age of 13 wear a US Coast Guard approved life jacket at all times.
Age 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
No Glass. No glass bottles or containers of any kind on the river!
No Styrofoam. No Styrofoam coolers on the river.
No pets. No pets allowed on equipment rentals.
Parking. Please check in with us first at your designated check in point before parking at Sugar River Forest Preserve.
Shuttle. On weekends (Saturday and Sundays) and holidays we provide shuttle transportation to our customers. No additional fee is charged for shuttle transportation if a weekend tube of kayak rental is purchased. Shuttle will transport vehicle drivers only.
Campground Shuttle If you are camping at the Sugar River Forest Preserve on weekends (Saturday & Sunday) or holidays we will provide pick up and drop off shuttle services between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 pm.
Rest Rooms Outdoor outhouse restrooms are available.
We are open on weekends and holidays unless severe weather is in the forecast or if the river is running at unsafe levels.
Sugar River Adventures will only transport our rental equipment (tubes & kayaks).
We utilize public launches and rent tubes and kayaks for personal use.
People are allowed to bring their own personal watercraft (tubes, kayaks, etc.) to launch from public launches.