Paddle The Pecatonica River Water Trail

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Do NOT paddle in high water or FLOOD water...
It is VERY DANGEROUS...
If you must paddle, go to a lake....
This is the concrete boat ramp at Tutty's Crossing, Freeport, Illinois


Pec River guage in Freeport was 13.27 feet.
Flood stage is 13 feet.

Peggy wrote a newspaper 2016 article about
her Paddling adventure, CLICK HERE.


Peggy's first paddling trip
on the Pecatonica River in 2015.


Pec River Map


The floating boat dock with kayak EZ launch
 has been removed from the Pecatonica River at
McConnell Bobtown Landing,  McNeil's Damascus Landing,
and Tutty's Crossing.
as of December 9, 2016
 
Yellow Creek in Krape Park, Freeport, IL
            The floating boat dock and EZ Dock Kayak Launch
has been removed for the season  10-1-2016.    

Go to map for pin-point location.
 
 

Cold Water   Paddle Smart   Fast Water
Paddle Smart
 
Remember, 120 degrees - Water Temp PLUS Air Temp
 
Rent or test paddle a canoe or kayak
 
Camping & Paddling on our  
Pecatonica River Water Trail click here

  Pretzel City, Freeport,llinois 

But Mrs Mikes Chips are very good also.

If every paddler would teach
4 new people how to paddle every year,
the world would be a better place.

AND WHILE YOU ARE ENJOYING OUR
  PECATONICA RIVER WATER TRAIL,
PLEASE CARRY A PLASTIC BAG AND PICK UP A LITTLE TRASH.
Thank You
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Concrete Picnic Tables
We installed 3 Concrete Picnic Tables at Atten's Landing this summer.
Thanks to a Grant from the Freeport Community Foundation, Freeport, Illinois.

This is an exposed aggregate concrete table, which weighs over 1,100 pounds.  These beautiful tables will be placed on concrete slabs and can survive flooding.
                                2 of the 3 Picnic tables
                                   at Atten's Landing


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Welcome to Stephenson County Illinois               
Pecatonica River Water Trail  --- map
home of
Illinois'  Friendliest  Paddle
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How many miles do you want to paddle on the Pec?             
1/2 mile trip up to 100 miles, with lots of choices in between.
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WUS     New 2015  title and registration rules for canoes and kayaks.
Canoes, kayaks and paddle boats are no longer required to be titled and registered in Illinois.  
BUT, you need to buy an annual Water Usage Stamp.
Water Usage Stamps                     (WUS)


You do NOT need a Water Usage Stamp if your current registration is still valid.
Your current Water Usage Stamp expires December 31.

Go to Illinois Paddling Council / enter  WUS  in 'search' window for more info.

WUS    Use this link to find vendor locations to purchase a Water Usage Stamp.

WUS                      Use this link, page #2, to type in and print off a form of required info to buy a WUS.
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   Check out The Pecatonica River Depth and Cubic Feet per Second at Freeport, Illinois  click here.
Freeport flood stage is       13 feet
Check out The Pecatonica River depth at Martintown, Wi    click here.
Martintown flood stage is       13.5 feet
Check out the Pecatonica River at Shirland, Illinois   click here.
Shirland flood stage is       11 feet
Check out The East Branch of Pecatonica River
depth at Blanchardville, Wi  click here.
Blanchardville flood stage is       12 feet
 
Landing info -   updated     December 9, 2016
Brewster's Landing - concrete boat ramp, could be muddy.                            
McConnell Bobtown Landing - floating boat dock and EZ Dock  OFF THE WATER. 
Illinois' 
Friendliest  Paddle,  MBL to MDL
McNeil's Damascus Landing Concrete boat ramp- floating boat dock and EZ Dock OFF THE WATER.     
Wes Block Trail Head  -  un-improved with concrete rip/rap on river bank.   
Tutty's Crossing
Concrete boat ramp
floating boat dock w kayak launch OFF THE WATER.
Hancock - concrete boat ramp, could be muddy.                                                  
VFW
concrete boat ramp, could be muddy.   more info                                    
Ridott Fishing Park  -  mud river bank.                                                                 
Atten's Landing  -  mud river bank.                                                                        
 
 
Trip #1 - 6.2 miles - Brewster Landing to McConnell Bobtown Landing                
Trip #2 - 7.9 miles - McConnell Bobtown Landing to McNeil's Damascus Landing Illinois'  Friendliest  Paddle
Trip #3 - 8 miles - McNeil's Damascus Landing to Wes Block Trail Head             
Trip #4 - 6.2 miles - Wes Block Trail Head to Tutty's Crossing in Freeport             
Trip #5 - 1/2 mile or 3 mile - Tutty's Crossing to Hancock Ave Boat Ramp or VFW                           
2.8 miles - Tutty's crossing to VFW    more info   pic - VFW boat ramp                        
Trip #6 - 16 miles - Hancock Ave Boat Ramp to Ridott Fishing Park                      
Trip #7 - 7 miles - Ridott Fishing Park to Atten's Landing                                      
Trip #8 - 7 miles - Atten's Landing to Pecatonica Village Park                                

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Beginners,
  G0 learn to paddle in a lake;
Lake Le Aqua Na, Lena, IL  map
 Rock Cut State Park , Loves Park, IL  map
 
or paddle Yellow Creek in Krape Park, Freeport, IL
            The floating boat dock and EZ Dock Kayak Launch
has been removed for the season  10-1-2016.
 
Go to map for pin-point location.       
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This web site is intended to provide information for human powered watercraft.
disclaimer
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Support The Illinois Paddling Council
The Illinois Paddling council is dedicated to promoting the safe enjoyment
of all phases of canoeing and kayaking in Illinois,
to assure access to the state's waters,
and to protect and preserve the natural resources within the state.

Join the Prairie State Canoeists for paddling trips.
   
 
Friends of the Pecatonica River Foundation   
Builders of the Pecatonica River WaterTrail
http://www.pecriver.org/

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