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River Paddle

Event information

Date: Saturday, August 3, 2024

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

Fee: $20 per person.

Age: Ages 12 or older. (Participants younger than 18 must be accompanied by a registered adult).

Contact: 815-722-9470

Location: McKinley Woods – Kerry Sheridan Grove

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Kayaks lined up along the shore. Photo by Cindy Cain

Event details

Enjoy the peak of summer with a naturalist-led morning paddle at the confluence of the DuPage and Des Plaines rivers.


Event requirements

Registration required by Saturday, Aug. 2: 815-722-9470.


Previous kayaking experience is required, as this is a recreational program and not an instructional paddling program. All equipment is provided, including personal flotation devices.

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.