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River Kayaking 101

Event information

Date: Saturday, August 5, 2023

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Fee: $20 per person.

Age: Ages 18 and older.

Contact: 815-722-9470

Location: McKinley Woods – Kerry Sheridan Grove

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A person paddling a canoe through a river. Photo by Glenn P. Knoblock

Event details

Take a lovely summer tour of the confluence where the local rivers meet. We’ll provide all equipment needed for a relaxing paddle! This program is for intermediate-level kayakers; some previous experience is required. Staff will review paddle techniques and lead stretches before we get on the water.


Event requirements

Registration required by Thursday, Aug. 3: 815-722-9470.


Be sure to wear shoes and clothes that can get wet, and don’t forget your sunscreen, sunglasses and a water bottle.

The natural surface launch area is accessible by a paved trail from the parking lot. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should mention their request when registering or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.