Cache Bayou Outfitters
(formerly White Crane Canoe Rentals & Guide Service)
We are currently taking bookings online or appointments by phone call only due to covid19. No walk ins at this time please. We are a nonprofit located on the Cache River Wetlands State Natural Area and Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge.
While paddling in a canoe or kayak explorers can expect to encounter deer, beaver, otters, muskrat, wild turkey, a large variety of birds such as bald eagle, herons, egrets and several different species of fish such as gar, smallmouth bass, bowfin, crappie and catfish. There is a 4.6 mile canoe trail loop that provides a path through Bottom land Swamp that returns to the Cache Bayou Outfitters main office.
No shuttle service is needed for our river tours or rentals.
Our cancellation policy
You may cancel online or by phone for a full refund 72 hour in advance. If you have to cancel less than 72 hours in advance, a credit will be applied to your account to be used on another date.
Please feel free to contact us with any further questions you may have about prices, location, or the river.
240 Dean Lane
Ullin, Illinois 62992
We look forward to seeing you on the river!
Operator & Lead Guide
Our Mission Statment
As an Illinois state registered not-for-profit, our mission is to promote, establish, develop and preserve historic and ecological understandings and ancient ways of life, which will be beneficial in understanding and caring for our natural resources and the health and well-being of our people and community. We will achieve this by providing:
1. Educational wildlife tours via canoe, kayak or hiking to individuals, community organizations, schools, and religious groups on the lower Cache River wetlands.
2. Educational primitive technology, nature awareness, and traditional wilderness living skills programs, workshops, and camps for youth and adults to promote self-awareness through a heightened sense of nature and rediscovery of ancient understandings of the natural world.
3. Affordable canoe and kayak rentals to the general public.