Scary Story Boat Tour

Take a journey back to as scarier time aboard “The Volunteer”


I&M Canal State Trail- Lock 14 Access, LaSalle, IL


Download your best ghost detector app, throw on the costume you've been dying to wear, and come on out for a ghostly, spooky mule-pulled canal boat adventure. These exclusive tours welcome guest storyteller, Tricia Kelly, as she shares her "Scary Stories."

October 11 & 26 are kid friendly events, October 15 is ...more frightening. 



  • I&M Canal Keychain $4.95
  • Passage to Chicago: Traveling the Illinois & Michigan Canal in 1860 $18.95
  • I&M Canal Boat Logo Drawstring Back Pack $3.99
  • Walk or Ride the Canal Drawstring Back pack $3.99


Accessibility? The LaSalle Canal Boat is cane, walker and wheel-chair accessible, but cannot accommodate motorized scooters.

Weather? There is a lower, covered area on the boat so the tour operates in most weather. Rarely, we will delay, reschedule the tour, or refund the ticket price if a tour is cancelled due to bad weather. For cancellations, the customer will have the choice to reschedule or receive a refund.

Bathrooms? We recommend the clean and comfortable facilities at our Visitor Center BEFORE you go to the boat. There are also a few porta-potties near Lock 14. 

Pets? Unfortunately, we do not allow pets aboard the boat. 

Food and Beverage? You can purchase snacks and drink items at our Café. On the boat, your own water is allowed or you can bring food and beverages purchased at our café, Lock 16. 

Other things to do nearby? Stop at the Lock 16 Visitor Center for information or you can go online to  LaSalle County has a lot of great attractions nearby, including Starved Rock and Matthiessen State Parks, the Hegeler Carus Mansion, Westclox Museum, Reddick Mansion, Weber House and Gardens and a variety of great shopping, antique shops, distilleries, breweries, wineries, and specialty shops.

boat IMCNHA LOCK 16 Tour