Kayak the Des Plaines River

Centennial Trail - Search Nearby - Added by Jacqueline Marie

One of many locations to put in or take out your kayak on the Des Plaines River. Nearby forest preserve floods enough to be able to kayak through it.

Not the easiest to get in or out of the river at this location, but it works, at least for a kayak. Look out for people using the Centennial trail, and those fishing nearby. Be careful and if you are able, wear good shoes or sandals (not flip flops) with some tread as it can get muddy.

Nearby this location there is a forest preserve (on the other side of the river). I would highly recommend venturing over there after heavy rain or when the water level is high. Depending on the water level, you can kayak through some of the forest preserve!

More information about paddling the Des Plaines River, including more take out/put in locations, can be found at the link below.

Des Plaines River Water Trails 

Activities

Fishing, Photography, Kayaking

Forest
River
Scenic
Wildlife

Nearby Lodging

Kankakee South KOA

Kankakee, Illinois

Chicago Northwest KOA

Union, Illinois

LaSalle / Peru KOA

North Utica, Illinois

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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