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A Northeast Illinois Canoe and Kayak Club

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  • 2016-08-21
  • Bird Park to Warner Bridge Landing


Cancelled-  HIGH WATER
 Sunday, August 21, 2016

Leaders:  Sherri Graham and John Anderson
(Also see trip listing for Saturday, August 20. Join us for one or both days. If you would like to join us for camping, let us know....we are working on a location for this year as we aren't able to camp at Kankakee River State Park this year; both campgrounds are closed for renovation. Any further work is delayed indefinitely since the Illinois state budget has not been approved.) 

This stretch is known for more rocks, gradient, numerous islands and some beautiful limestone outcroppings. We usually have lunch at the State Park and later hike/wade the Rock Creek Canyon. Directions: Take IL RT 17 or IL RT 113 to where they intersect on the west side of Kankakee at the Kankakee River. On the west side of the river, IL RT 113 (Wall Street) ends at IL RT 17. Go south on Wall Street to the very first driveway; turn left into Bird Park and follow the road to the left under the RT 17 bridge to the boat landing. Carshift at 9:30 AM; please call/e-mail if you plan to attend-especially if you want to camp.

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