Prairie State Canoeists
A Northeast Illinois Canoe and Kayak Club
Date: April 13, 2019
Leader: Ray Ziemer
Co-Leader: Steve LaPorte
Location: West Branch DuPage, St. Charles Rd. to Mack Rd. Canoe Launch, Blackwell Forest Preserve
Skill Level: Advanced beginner
Category: Soup trip!
Details: Join us for a fun trip through this narrow, winding section of the West Branch, mostly through the DuPage forest preserves. This is a “Soup Trip” so plan to bring a can of soup you can add to the communal pot at the Winfield lunch stop.
Car shuttle 9:30 a.m. from the put-in at St. Charles Road. Check here and in your email for updates a few days before, as log jams, water levels and weather always factor in.
Directions to St. Charles Road Put-in for the West Branch DuPage River
Take IL Rte. 64 North Avenue to the traffic signal at Prince Crossing Road – it’s a mile east of IL Rte. 59 or 8 miles west of I-355 or IL Rte 53. Turn north on Prince Crossing and travel one short block to St. Charles Rd.; head east to the bridge over the river. You can unload and launch on either side, upstream or downstream – all are equally muddy!
Don’t forget the soup! A can of some non-cream variety that will mix in the pot. Bring your own beverage, side dish, bowl and spoon.