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Townsend Road to Elizabeth- Scales Mound Rd Kayak & Canoe Touring on the Apple River

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Townsend Road to Elizabeth- Scales Mound Rd Info
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Put In:  Townsend Road Bridge
Take Out:  Elizabeth-Scales Mound Road bridge
Difficulty:  Class I
Gradient:  8.3 ft/mi
Run Length:  11.7
Streamflow Comments: 
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Primary Season: 

You must seek permission from landowners along the river before paddling this section.

Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,canoe,touring
Camping on River:  The most attractive is at Apple River Canyon State Park, north of Stockton. Private campgrounds are found north of Galena (Palace campground), north of Savanna (Lakewood Resort), and south of Lena near Highway 20 (KOA).
Location:  In the Midwestern U.S. (IL), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

Put-in: The put-in is downstream left at the Townsend Road bridge within Apple River Canyon State Park.

Take out: From the put-in, go west on Townsend Road, turn right following Scout Camp Rd north. Turn left on Schapville Rd heading west. Take a immediate left turn on Salem Rd heading south to Grebner Rd. Continue past the Grebner Rd bridge to Apple River Road. Turn right on Hwy 20 west. Turn right on Elizabeth-Scales Mound Road. The take-out is at the bridge, upstream left. This isn't an easy access.

Townsend Road to Elizabeth- Scales Mound Rd on the Apple River

Last Edited by maddy on 4/20/2011