Prairie State Canoeists

A canoe and Kayak Club founded in 1971

"Connecting paddlers through safe and fun group events"

West Branch DuPage River, Mack Road to McDowell Grove

  • 2019-02-26 2:54 PM
    Reply # 7188839 on 7185296
    Events3 Coordinator (Administrator)

    Event was posted on 2/26.

  • 2019-02-25 12:10 AM
    Message # 7185296

    Date(s):  4/20/19
    Leader:  Ray Ziemer
    Location:  West Branch Du Page River, Mack Rd. to McDowell Grove F.P.
    Skill Level:  Beginner
    Details:   This should be an easy day trip through historic Warrenville, with a possible stop at the Urban Streams Research Center at Blackwell Forest Preserve. Possible extension, depending on conditions, through/portage over Fawell Dam. Car shift 9:30.

    Directions to Mack Road Canoe Launch :  From I-88 – Exit I-88 at Winfield Road. Turn right and drive north approx. 3 ¼ miles to Mack Road. Turn left and drive 1 ¼ miles west to the Canoe Launch and Dog Park, parking lot entrance on left.

    From Route 59 – Mack Road is between Batavia Road and Roosevelt Rd. (IL Rte 38) between West Chicago and Warrenville. Turn east on Mack a half mile to cross the river and enter parking lot on south side of road.

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