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Buncombe Road to Galena Kayak & Canoe Touring on the Galena River

Buncombe Road to Galena Info
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Put In:  Buncombe Road landing
Take Out:  HWY 20/84 bridge
Difficulty:  Class I
Gradient:  3 ft/mi
Run Length:  13.5
Streamflow Comments: 
Season Comments:  March, April, May, June
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,canoe,touring
Location:  In the Midwestern U.S. (IL), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

Put-in: Go north on Birkbeck Road, it turns into Ensch Road when you cross the state border into Wisconsin. At the T turn right on Buncombe Road; as soon as you cross a bridge over a creek, a dirt lane leads to a wooden-step landing. The property owner (upstream-left) has given permission for its use.

Take-out: From the put-in, go west on Buncombe road (briefly), then turn left on Ensch road (which becomes Birkbeck road in Illinois). Turn right on West Council Hill Road, then south on HWY 84, continuing on HWY 20 to Galena. The take-out is downstream-right from the Highway 20/84 bridge at a small gravel landing alongside a sizable parking lot.

Buncombe Road to Galena on the Galena River

Last Edited by maddy on 4/29/2011