Paddling Illinois-Revised (Fourth Edition)by Mike Svob
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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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.