Prairie State Canoeists
A Northeast Illinois Canoe and Kayak Club
Thanks to all the hard work of Jeff Fitch (PSC Member), we had a GREAT Water Trail Kickoff Paddle on Wheel Lake. The signage guided approximately 50 paddlers on a ~4 hour leisurely ~6 mile paddle through Wheel Lake. It was superb weather. Many of us camped the weekend at Rice Lake State Park. Jeff was also interviewed by a local paper, providing needed public interest. We (PSC) need to spend more time at Banner Marsh. With the 4 lakes that comprise the marsh, each one different, you can easily spend a full day exploring. You could paddle a portion of one lake in the morning, have lunch, then paddle a portion of another lake in the afternoon. Or camp at Rice Lake SP for an enjoyable weekend. Most of us drive 2-3 hours for a nice paddle, why not drive south?