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Momence Dam
Photo by brucer131

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Put-in Name & Links
Description
Des Plaines conservation
Wilmington, IL

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Boat launch

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wilmington dam
wilmington, IL

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dam

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Chippewa Boat Launch
Northwest of Bourbonnaiss and Kankakee, IL

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Located just west of Warner bridge. Can take-out here when launching from Bird Park for 10-11 mile trip. Islands, rocks, limestone outcroppings and a limestone canyon can all be seen along this stretch of the river. Click here for a DNR map of this stretch of river.

More info:
http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/Landmgt/PARKS/R2/KANKAKEE.HTM
Lasalle State Fish & Wildlife Area
On State Line, IL

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See Prairie State Canoeists Trip report for this stretch. They describe the put-in as having an amazing view of the Kankakee River Ditch to the north, built by the US Army Corps of Engineers, and the curving river to the south.

Here are some photos,

More info on paddling the Kankakee in Indiana can be found here

More info:
http://www.prairiestatecanoeists.org/view_trip.php?trip_id=711
Momence
Momence, IL

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This appears to be a boat launch in Momence -needs to be verified. If it is indeed, can be used for a trip starting at the state line put-in in Lasalle State Fish and Wildlife Area.

Click here for a better satellite photo.

More info:
http://www.adventuresports.com/canoe/reeds/trips.htm
Bird Park
Kankakee, IL

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This stretch of the Kankakee features rocks, islands and limestone outcroppings and a limestone canyon known as the "Indian Caves." Paddle down to Kankakee State Park for a scenic 13 mile trip.

Located at:
801 West Station Street
Kankakee, IL 60901
Phone: (815) 932-6555

More info:
http://www.kvpd.com/locations.htm
Potawatomi Park
Aroma Park, IL

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See link for a trip report from a paddling.net member. Water was crisp and clear and they paddled 10 miles upstream to Momence dam and then back.

More info:
http://www.paddling.net/places/showReport.html?1777


     
  




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