Prairie State Canoeists

A canoe and Kayak Club

West Branch DuPage River, St. Charles Rd. to Mack (Soup Trip)

  • 2019-02-26 2:54 PM
    Reply # 7188840 on 7185295
    Events3 Coordinator (Administrator)

    Event was posted on 2/26.

  • 2019-02-25 12:02 AM
    Message # 7185295

    Date(s):  4/13/19
    Leader:  Ray Ziemer
    Co-Leader:  Steve LaPorte
    Location:  St. Charles Rd., to Mack Rd. Canoe Launch, Blackwell F.P.
    Skill Level:  Advanced beginner
    Category:  Soup Trip
    Details:  Join us for a fun trip through this narrow, winding section of the West Branch, mostly through the DuPage forest preserves. This is a “Soup Trip” so plan to bring a can of soup you can add to the communal pot at the Winfield lunch stop.

    Car shuttle 9:30 a.m. from the put-in at St. Charles Road. Check here and in your email for updates a few days before, as log jams, water levels and weather always factor in.

     Directions to St. Charles Road Put-in for the West Branch DuPage River

     Take IL Rte. 64 North Avenue to the traffic signal at Prince Crossing Road – it’s a mile east of IL Rte. 59 or 8 miles  west of I-355 or IL Rte 53. Turn north on Prince Crossing and travel one short block to St. Charles Rd.; head east to the bridge over the river. You can unload and launch on either side, upstream or downstream – all are equally muddy!

    Don’t forget the soup! A can of some non-cream variety that will mix in the pot. Bring your own beverage, side dish, bowl and spoon.

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