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Kishwaukee River put-ins


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Kishwaukee River photos(15), rentals, videos, dams

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Put-in Name & Links
Description
Hinchcliff Forest Preserve
Rockford, IL

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Minimal parking. long steep slope from parking to put-in.

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Seth Atwood Park
New Milford, IL

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Great take out for a trip starting at Baumann Park - a little over an 8 mile trip.

More info:
http://www.atwoodpark.org/index2.htm
Kishwaukee River Forest Preserve
New Milford, IL

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Nice take out with parking lot. Good place to stop for lunch when launching from Baumann Park or even further upstream.

More info:
http://www.wcfpd.org/Preserves/KishRiver.cfm
Espenscheid Memorial Forest Preserve
Cherry Valley, IL

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Developed put-in/take-out with parking a few hundred feet away.

More info:
http://www.wcfpd.org/Preserves/Espenscheid.cfm
Baumann Park
Cherry Valley, IL

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Developed put-in. 4-5 parking spots. Often used by Prairie State Canoists and other lovers of the Kish.

More info:
http://www.mcdef.org/new_page_4.htm
Distillery Road Conservation Area
Belvidere, IL

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Enter on Distillery Road. There is a small parking lot a short walk away. You can pull your car right next to the launch for unloading. Access is easy on dirt shore (may be messy if raining).

More info:
http://www.boonecountyconservationdistrict.org/kishwaukeebottoms.htm
Hickory Bill's Island Canoe Launch
Belvidere, IL

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Located at 100 South Appleton Road on northwest side of the Kish. Parking lot is small but holds somewhere around 10 cars.

More info:
http://www.belviderepark.org/facilities.htm#hickory
Proper Put-in 2
Belvidere, IL

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Put in from the nearest take out, just above the Dam.

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Belvidere Park
Belvidere, IL

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Gravel shoreline downstream of dam. There is a park and plenty of parking.

More info:
http://www.mcdef.org/new_page_4.htm
Red Horse Bend
Belvidere, IL

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Nice put-in with parking for 4-5 cars and a port-o-potty. A couple of spots here that you can put-in at -either slightly south of the bridge or just south of the parking lot. Located just off Lawrenceville.

More info:
http://www.mcdef.org/new_page_4.htm
County Line Road
Garden Prairie, IL

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Located at an old one lane bridge on County Line Road. There is parking off the road on the northwest side of the river for about 4-6 cars. Put-in is a slightly steep sandy area also on the northwest side of the river.

More info:
http://dnr.state.il.us/orep/c2000/assessments/kishwaukee/ataglance.htm
Kishwaukee Riverfront Path
Belvidere, IL

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Just west of walking bridge from park. Has a floating pier and cement ramp

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