Directions: Put-in downstream of the Wilmington Dam or at the downstream end of South Island, which on the east bank of the Kankakee River, in downtown Wilmington.
The take-out is on river right approximately 1.5 miles past the I-55 Bridge.
Access the Des Plaines Fish and Wildlife Area Boat Launch from the west side of N. River Road, just north of the intersection with I-55.
Note: Camping is available at the Des Plaines Fish and Wildlife Area. The campground is open from mid-April to mid-October, closed the rest of the year.