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Illinois's terrain is surprisingly varied. Here, you'll find rolling hills, dense woods, tallgrass prairies, rugged cliffs, and bayous reminiscent of Louisiana. And one of the best ways of experiencing the excitement and diversity of the state's geology, wildlife, and scenery is by paddling its many waterways. This book will appeal to beginner, intermediate, and advanced paddlers who want to take advantage of the state's amazing variety of canoeing and kayaking opportunities. Whether you're searching for an ...
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Overview

Illinois's terrain is surprisingly varied. Here, you'll find rolling hills, dense woods, tallgrass prairies, rugged cliffs, and bayous reminiscent of Louisiana. And one of the best ways of experiencing the excitement and diversity of the state's geology, wildlife, and scenery is by paddling its many waterways. This book will appeal to beginner, intermediate, and advanced paddlers who want to take advantage of the state's amazing variety of canoeing and kayaking opportunities. Whether you're searching for an intimate stream or a stretch of challenging whitewater, you'll find Paddling Illinois an invaluable guide.

You'll find: Precise maps showing roads, put-ins and take-outs, significant rapids, mileage, and other information. A detailed description for each trip, so you have a good idea of what you'll see along the way. General summaries covering camping opportunities, water levels, shuttle routes, access points, canoe rentals and/or shuttle services (when available). Numerous additional sources of information regarding fishing opportunities, access issues, and special safety factors.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934553008
  • Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/28/2007
  • Series: Trails Books Guide Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 153
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vi
Introduction     1
Apple River
Townsend Road to Elizabeth-Scales Mound Road     16
Hanover to Whitten Road     18
Big Bureau Creek
Red Covered Bridge at Princeton to Tiskilwa     20
Big Muddy River
Turkey Bayou to Rattlesnake Ferry     22
Cache River
Swamp Trail     24
Mississippi Cutoff to Highway 51     26
Chicago River-North Branch
Willow Road Dam to Whelan Pool     28
Des Plaines River
Russell Road to Wadsworth Road     30
Wadsworth Road to Oak Spring Road     32
Willow Springs to Isle a La Cache     34
Du Page River
St. Charles Road to Mack Road     36
Hammel Woods to Channahon     38
Embarras River
Lake Charleston to Fox Ridge State Park     40
Fox Ridge State Park to Greenup     42
Fox River
South Elgin to St. Charles     44
Yorkville to Sheridan     46
Sheridan to Wedron     48
Galena River
Buncombe Road to Galena     50
Galena to Gear's Ferry Landing     52
Hennepin Canal
Feeder Canal: Highway 40 to The Main Canal     54
Main Canal: Highway 78 to Lock 21     56
Main Canal: Highway 78 to Lock25     58
Illinois and Michigan Canal
Channahon to Aux Sable Lock 8     60
Aux Sable Lock 8 to Gebhard Woods State Park     62
Iroquois River
Watseka to Plato Bridge     64
Plato Bridge to Aroma Park     66
Kankakee River
State Line Road to Momence     68
Momence to Aroma Park     70
Kankakee to Warner Bridge     72
Kaskaskia River
Shelbyville to Moore Bridge     74
Moore Bridge to Thompson Mill Covered Bridge     76
Kishwaukee River
Belvidere to Cherry Valley     78
Cherry Valley to Atwood Park     80
Little Vermilion River
Troy Grove to County Road N3179     82
County Road N3179 to La Salle     84
Little Wabash River
Carmi to New Haven     86
Lusk Creek
Eddyville Road to Forest Road 452     88
Mackinaw River
Sparks Bridge to Highway 150     90
Highway 150 to DNR Canoe Landing     92
Highway 155 to Towerline Road     94
Mazon River
Highway 113 to Pine Bluff Road     96
Middle Fork of the South Vermilion River
Kinney's Ford to Kickapoo State Park     98
Nippersink Creek
Glacial Park to Nippersink Canoe Base     100
North Vermilion River
Pontiac to Cornell     102
Streator to Sandy Ford     104
Lowell to Oglesby Road     106
Pecatonica River
Pecatonica to Trask Bridge Forest Preserve     108
Trask Bridge Forest Preserve to Two Rivers Forest Preserve     110
Two Rivers Forest Preserve to Macktown Forest Preserve     112
Rock River
Oregon to Grand Detour     114
Grand Detour to Dixon     116
Saline River
Equality to Saline Landing     118
Salt Creek of the Des Plaines River
Graue Mill to Plank Road Landing     120
Salt Creek of the Samgamon River
North Fork Canoe Trail     122
Rocky Ford Bridge to Possum Hollow Bridge     124
Salt Fork of the South vermilion River
County Line Road to Chainy Ford Bridge     126
Chainy Ford Bridge to Anderson Hill Bridge     128
Sangamon River
Wheeland Park to Riverside Park     130
Riverside Park to Irwin Bridge     130
Irwin Bridge to New Salem     132
Spoon River
Dahinda to Maquon     134
Blyton to Seville     136
Duncan Mills to Emiquon Landing     138
Sugar River
Colored Sands Forest Preserve to Two Rivers Forest Preserve     140
Appendixes
Paddling Sections Grouped by Skill Level      142
Highly Recommended Reading     143
Canoeing and Kayaking Web Sites     145
Paddling Instruction For Illinois Canoeists and Kayakers     146
Books and Videos to Improve Paddling Skills     147
Canoe and Kayak Clubs and Organizations in Illinois     148
DNR List of Public Bodies of Water     149
Recurring Canoe-Related Events in Illinois     151
Canoe and Kayak Rentals for Illinois Paddlers     152
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2009

    Paddling Illinois

    We are fairly new to canoeing. This book provides details on where to put in, where to rest along the way, and what conditions to expect. There is much more information than you can get from the DNR. I copy pages and seal in plastic for the trip.

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