This weekend’s float trip will put in at the canoe launch on the Sangamon River just beyond the Izaak Walton Cabin and take out at Riverbend Forest Preserve.

We will start at 10 am and end…?? Depending on conditions on the river. I noted an end time of 2 but please be prepared for it to be much later (4:00?)

The river is about as low as it gets right now, so we’re hoping for rain, but we’re a go for whatever happens, even if we need to slog it more than usual. It’s summer, so being in the water shouldn’t be a big deal for most of us. Wear water  shoes.

Pack whatever you prefer for a lunch/snack and water or other beverages. Sorry, no alcohol.

Return transportation will be arranged as we get closer to the date and will be further coordinated on site. Anyone wishing to park at the takeout at Riverbend should be at the main parking area at Riverbend by 9:30

Registration is FREE but REQUIRED  so we know how to plan.

Thanks and I hope to see you at Lake of the Woods Saturday morning!

Experienced paddlers may contact Scott Hays at for details on how to become a USRC River Runner and how to be added to the River Runners email list. Details and updates for float trips will be communicated through that list. The USRC River Runners float trips are always free, however we are always happy to receive donations if you are so inclined. Donations can be made through the donate link on this website.


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