Lake of the Woods
This is a working river trip, folks. Be prepared!
River Mainenance Float Trip Saturday, August 22.
We’ll start at Lake of the Woods at the parking lot just north of the Izaak Walton cabin and go down to where the Sangamon crosses under IL 47/Division Street at the “Sangamon Greenway” Parking Lot (this parking lot is not marked as such and it is just South of the tall standing Indian). We’ll provide transport back to Lake of the Woods from the endpoint including transporting your watercraft, should you bring your own.
Prepare to get wet standing, working, walking and wading in the river. We’ll be winching and moving and doing some sawing to get trees, logs and branches out of the way to clear safe access for paddlers. The river level is very low so we should never be working in very deep water.
The USRC does not generally support clearing woody debris out of the river and focuses only on obstructions that completely block the river to clear a safer passage for paddlers. We understand that this also means that they may block up again. So be it. Bring any tools you may have which may be useful for log removal.
Canoes and transport are available to all free of charge! Contact Scott if interested ASAP.
Scott: firstname.lastname@example.org or call or text to: 217.778.2645