Share

South Island Park to Des Plaines State Fish & Wildlife Area

Share

South Island Park to Des Plaines State Fish & Wildlife Area

Skill Level

Beginner To Intermediate Depending On Water Levels

Trail Length

5.65 miles

Waterway Trail

Directions: Put-in downstream of the Wilmington Dam or at the downstream end of South Island Park, which is 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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More Trails in this Waterway System

Get Outside Trails Nearby

north of Wilmington, IL

Palatine, IL

North of Highland Park, IL

Scroll to Top