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West Branch DuPage River, Mack Road to McDowell Grove

  • 2019-04-20
  • 9:30 AM
  • West Branch Du Page River, Mack Rd. to McDowell Grove F.P.


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  April 20, 2019
Ray Ziemer
Location: West Branch of the DuPage River ( Mack Rd. to McDowell F.P.)
Skill Level: Beginner
Category: Day
Trip                                                                                                 Details: This should be an easy day trip through historic Warrenville, with a possible stop at the Urban Streams Research Center at Blackwell Forest Preserve. Possible extension, depending on conditions, through/portage over Fawell Dam. Car shift 9:30.

Directions to Mack Road Canoe Launch :  From I-88 – Exit I-88 at Winfield Road. Turn right and drive north approx. 3 ¼ miles to Mack Road. Turn left and drive 1 ¼ miles west to the Canoe Launch and Dog Park, parking lot entrance on left.

From Route 59 – Mack Road is between Batavia Road and Roosevelt Rd. (IL Rte 38) between West Chicago and Warrenville. Turn east on Mack a half mile to cross the river and enter parking lot on south side of road.

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