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Willow Springs to Isle a la Cache Kayak & Canoe Touring on the Des Plaines River


Willow Springs to Isle a la Cache Info
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Put In:  Columbia Woods Forest Preserve canoe landing
Take Out:  Isle a la Cache Museum parking lot
Difficulty:  Class I
Gradient:  <1 ft/mi
Run Length:  12
Streamflow Comments: 
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Permit: 
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,canoe,touring
Camping on River:  Public camping is available to the south at Channahon State Park and the Des Plaines Conservation Area.
Location:  In the Midwestern U.S. (IL), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

Put-in: The put-in is off  Willow Springs Road at the Columbia Woods Forest Preserve canoe landing.

Take-out: From Columbia Woods Forest Preserve go south across the river on Willow Springs Road. Then turn right and go west on HWY 171. Turn right on 135th Street (Romeoville Road) to the Isle a la Cache Museum parking lot.


Willow Springs to Isle a la Cache on the Des Plaines River

The river narrows as you reach La Cache island, take the right channel around the island, paddle under 135th Street bridge, and take out at the gravel landing near the museum parking lot.


Last Edited by maddy on 4/27/2011