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Summer Kickoff Paddle

Event information

Date: Friday, June 7, 2024

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.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: Lake Chaminwood Preserve

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A group of people kayaking. Photo by Suzy Lyttle

Event details

Kick off the summer with a paddling tour of Lake Chaminwood! We’ll provide all the equipment for a relaxing paddle on the lake.


Event requirements

Registration required by Thursday, June 6: 815-722-9470. 


This is a recreational, non-instructional paddle on the water. This program is for intermediate-level kayakers; some previous experience is required. Be sure to wear shoes and clothes that can get wet, and don’t forget your sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat and a water bottle.

There is an accessible launch available at this preserve. 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.