Kankakee River Wildlife Viewing Float

by  Browns501

A self-supported trip created by Browns501

Trip Overview

It was a hot sunny day at the end of a very dry spring. River was running low and about 1-2 mph. The stretch from "The Points" to "Dunns Bridge" took approximately 5 hours including a lunch stop, and 2 stretch breaks, and some swimming time. There were a few snags in the river, but plenty of room and depth to maneuver around. We saw Eagles, Deer, lots of Orioles, and many woodpeckers. The entire 5 hours journey we only saw 1 boat. Banks are steep and slippery, this stretch is very isolated. This stretch is very quiet, with only one street crossing at US 421.

Trip Details

  • Trip Dates: 5/29/2023
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking, Canoeing, Kayak Fishing
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water, River/Creek (Up to Class II)

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