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Illinois River put-ins


Outlook onto the Illinois River
Photo by rich

Illinois River rentals, videos, dams

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William G. Stratton State Park, Morris, IL
Morris, IL

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Added by: Janee Matteson

Kayak and Canoe launch for access to the Illinois River and the Mazon River

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Stratten Park
Morris, IL

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Added by: Steve S.

Stratten State Park, boat launch,picnic tables, restrooms.

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Allen Park
Ottawa, IL

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Added by: Steve Shay

Concrete boat ramps, across from the confluence of the Fox and Illinois Rivers. A good takeout if you come all the way down the Fox River.

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Sportsman's Club and Public boat launch
Peru, IL

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Public launch area on south side of river near IL-351 and IL-6. Good put-in for a fairly lengthy trip upstream to Starved Rock and back (upstream and back downstream is about 15 miles).

More info:
http://www.paddling.net/places/showReport.html?1739
Spring Valley
Spring Valley, IL

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Added by: rich

A trip starting here will take you through an industrial section of the River where you can see barges tied up on the banks. You can also see a section of the Hennepin canal and its locks that have been under water for 50 years only now accessible due to a new earthen dam. See video here from which this description was obtained.

More info:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtH_pqK1IdM&sdig=1
Lone Point Shelter
Stoneyville, IL

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Added by: rich

Located on south side of the Illinois River and a mile or two upstream of Starved Rock State Park.

Thanks to ChadH for locating this one. Some awesome photos of a Fox River trip ending here can be found at the Float Your Boat club's site here

More info:
http://www.starvedrockstatepark.org/pdfs/StarvedRock_TrailMap.pdf


     
  




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