Illinois's terrain is surprisingly varied. Here, you'll find rolling hills, dense woods, tallgrass prairies, rugged cliffs, and bayous reminiscent of Louisiana. An one of the best ways of experiencing the excitement and diversity of the state's geology, wildlife, and scenery is by paddling its many waterways. This book will appeal to beginner, intermediate, and advanced paddlers who want to take advantage of the state's amazing variety of canoeing and kayaking opportunities. Whether you're searching for an intimate stream or a stretch of challenging whitewater, you'll find Paddling Illinois an invaluable guide.
Paddling Illinois includes 64 canoe & kayak trips on 33 rivers & streams. Maps show roads, put-ins & take-outs, rapids, mileage; description for each trip; camping, shuttle routes, access points; info on fishing & points of interest.
About The Author
A native of Illinois, Mike Svob has canoed the streams of the Midwest for over 30 years. He is hopeful that this book will help create a fuller appreciation of the many beautiful places to paddle in Illinois. He is also the author of Paddling Northern Wisconsin and Paddling Southern Wisconsin. A retired college administrator, he is now a free-lance writer.