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Welcome to
Cache Bayou Outfitters

We are a nonprofit organization 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. 240 Dean Lane Ullin IL 62992


Reserve your Tour or Rental ahead of time to insure availability. Or check out our 2024 Calendar of Events.

No shuttle service is needed for our river tours or rentals.

Dogs Allowed with a leash


Our cancellation policy

You may cancel online or by phone for a 90% refund 72 hours 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
(618) 201-4090 (No calls After 5pm please)


Our Location

Our location is right on the river.  It's the last stilt house on the right hand side of the road next to the river. 

240 Dean Lane
Ullin, Illinois 62992

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We look forward to seeing you on the river!

Mark Denzer

Operator & Lead Guide

Our Mission Statment

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 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 ancient 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 and community groups.


         Gift of Wetlands Education & Adventure

We believe that All youth deserve the opportunity to emerge themselves in the wonders of nature and outdoor adventure. Cache Bayou Outfitters has been creating memorable experiences for almost 14 years now. We have achieved this through Cache River Tours, guided hikes, earth skills education, expeditions, and workshops.  We have decided to create a fund exclusively for schools, churches, community organizations and less fortunate families to experience the Cache River and or attend a workshop. 100% of your donation will go towards funding these programs and events. This may include staffing for that day, transportation to and from the schools by buses, or building materials for our workshop space called the Eagle Lodge. This building is designed as a multiple purpose educational lodge for hosting earth skills workshops, hosting staff and special guests, and more. We are also looking for used kayaks, canoes, building materials, treated and untreated lumber and woodworking tools. So please consider those donations if that is something for can afford to donate. Cache Bayou Outfitters Inc. is 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible allowed by law. TAX ID:  832366966 A tax deductible letter will be sent to your personal address or emailed upon your request.


Thank you 

Neth Hass ( Accounting Officer) 

Zeffy Donation
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