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Hanover to Whitten Road Kayak & Canoe Touring on the Apple River

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Hanover to Whitten Road Info
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Put In:  Fulton Street in Hanover
Take Out:  Whitton Road Bridge
Difficulty:  Class I
Gradient:  2 ft/mi
Run Length:  9
Streamflow Comments: 
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Primary Season: 
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,canoe,touring
Camping on River:  Public campgrounds are located a few miles west of Hanover at Blanding and a few miles south at Mississippi Palisades State Park near Savanna.
Location:  In the Midwestern U.S. (IL), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

Put-in: The put-in is along Fulton Street in Hanover, several hundred yards downstrean right of the dam. The curved dam has a sheer drop of 8 feet and is dangerous. Opposite the cemetery there's a grassy area where you can unload boats and carry them down a gentle slope the bank.

Take-out: From the put-in, Take Fulton St to Highway 84 (Washington St), then drive south to Whitten Road. There is a gravelly pull-off area alongside Highway 84 at the Whitten Road bridge (upstream left) - large enough to accomodate several cars.

Hanover to Whitten Road on the Apple River

Last Edited by maddy on 4/20/2011