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Put-in at Crescent Falls Dam
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Crescent Falls Dam
Hanover, IL

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Added by: rich

This put-in is on the south/downstream side of the Crescent Falls Dam adjacent to the property of Invensys Corp which allowed us to put-in there and park in their lot (we courteously parked in the farthest lot were no other cars were parked).

We followed the lead of some young men fishing who had driven their car in the grass field near the dam for unloading our boats and gear. No one seemed to mind and there were several employees outside taking breaks and whatnot.

The dam creates some nice riffles and the first few hundred yards contained some fun riffles as well. For the first few miles the river was pretty fast and was delightful. At some point well into the trip the river slowed down to a very slow current.

Trip to Savanna Army Depot Bridge was about 12.5 miles.

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http://www.hanover-il.com/abouthan/history.htm
Savanna Army Depot Rd.
south of Hanover, IL

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Added by: rich

We used this as a takeout for a trip from the Hanover dam. We took out on the upstream side of the bridge. This area had some small trees/logs to carry our boats over and the dirt trail up to the road wasn't too steep or difficult. Overall this was a decent takeout spot. Total miles from Hanover dam was about 12.5 miles.

Parking for a few cars is available on south side of bridge.

Thanks to Dave W. for locating this.

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