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Kishwaukee River Forest Preserve

6303 Mulford Road &, 5757 Blackhawk Road, Cherry Valley, IL 61016
815-877-6100
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Owner description: Public Access is provivded from either Blackhawk or Mulford Roads. This 145-acre preserve provides a diversity of recreational opportunities.... more » Owner description: Public Access is provivded from either Blackhawk or Mulford Roads. This 145-acre preserve provides a diversity of recreational opportunities. Includes a 30-acre oak woods listed on the Illinois Natural Area Inventory of notable natural quality. A hiking trail provides access to the woods. Traditional picnic areas and shelters available. Adjacent to State of Illinois' high quality ranked Kishwaukee River. « less
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Rockford, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

We rented a kayak from kishwaukee canoe and had a great time. They shuttled us from Atwood park (where we left our cars) to Bauman park, about an 8 mile trip on the river. It was the perfect length, we were on a mission and finished in 2 hours but the normal time is 3 to 4 depending on how... More

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Ingleside, Illinois
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11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

This river is a great find for water floating fun. Came here to kayak, had so much fun came back to tube it the very next week. There are many parks to take in, out, our stop for a picnic. The water is never deep and clean enough to get wet in. Very few obstructions and moves along at a... More

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Stillman Valley
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117 reviews 117 reviews
28 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Fishing is good here, be aware that on Saturdays in summer there are literally hundreds of drunken canoer's partying, so if that isn't your thing, go elsewhere on those days.

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