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Wheeland Park

Sangamon River - Riverton, Illinois

Location Overview

  • Body of Water: Sangamon River
  • Location: Riverton, Illinois
  • Coordinates: 39.84117263, -89.54616822
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Wheeland is a nice little campsite. $10 for non-electric, $20 for electric. There are bathrooms but no showers. We spent the night here and put in on the Sangamon the next morning. We ended at Riverside Park in Sherman, a nice little 3 hour float. When we were on the Sangamon the river gauge at Wheeland read about 4 ft. At that height there was little to no current and we were scraping our bottoms on parts of the river. Be wary when the river is higher as the current will strengthen and want to suck you into the myriad of fallen trees. THERE ARE A LOT OF FALLEN TREES SO PROCEED WITH CAUTION WHEN THE CURRENT IS STRONG. Wear your PFD. 

  • Launch Point
  • Free Parking
  • Seasonal Bathrooms
  • Permit Required
  • Drinking Water
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campsites
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables

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