Take in the majestic beauty
on the water
Plenty of water fun in Galena and

Whether you’re looking to float, paddle, soak in some sun and natural beauty or do some fishing, Jo Daviess County offers all sorts of great opportunities for those of all skill levels to get out and enjoy.

Keep in mind that canoeing or kayaking on the Mississippi is only for those with the skills to do so.

Fever River Outfitters in Galena also offers special events, including a Mississippi Adventure Day, a Mississippi Backwaters Kayak and Stand Up Paddleboard Day, and Yak and Yoga, that

give those with less experience the chance to explore the backwaters of the Mississippi with a guide.

Get in the water


In Galena there are is a public boat launch, the Galena Boat Dock, a concrete boat ramp, located at Bouthillier Street at Depot Park on the Galena River. The dock accommodates small watercraft, canoes and kayaks. In addition, the site offers picnic