Directions: Access the Chippewa Boat Launch in Kankakee River State Park, which is owned by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). The launch is located just west of Warner Bridge Road and just north of the Warner Bridge on the Will/Kankakee county line. Area 9 Boat Launch, also part of the Kankakee River State Park, is located north of Route 113 (River Street), approximately 1.9 miles east of Irish Lane in rural Will County.
Note: The trip winds through the park where the surroundings are relatively wild and the water quality is excellent. This trip can be extended to Wilmington Dam (details below).