Dams:



Below is a list of dams that have been compiled on PaddleAway.com

Description Portage Instructions Portage distance from dam Owner Map
North American Hydro Diversion Channel
Rock River - Rockton, IL

Diversion channel that supplies water to North American Hydro, Rockton, Hydro Plant. It has a dam on the north end and a power plant on the south end. Boats are prohibited on the diversion channel.


Info courtesy of Don B!
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Boats are not allowed in this channel. Portage before the the Rockton dam. - North American Hyrdoelectric Map it
Fordham Dam
Rock River - Rockford, IL

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Oregon Dam
Rock River - Oregon, IL

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Dixon Dam
Rock River - Dixon, IL

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Upper Sterling Dam
Rock River - Sterling/Rock Falls, IL


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Lower Sterling Dam
Rock River - Sterling/Rock Falls, IL

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Milan Steel Dam
Rock River - Milan, IL

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Sears Dam
Rock River - Rock Island, IL

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Milwaukee St. Dam
Rock River - Jefferson, WI

More info needed.
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Jefferson Dam
Rock River - Jefferson, WI

More info needed.
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Madison St. Dam
Rock River - Jefferson, WI

More info needed.
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North of Oconomowoc Ave
Rock River - Jefferson, WI

More info needed.
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Dixon Dam
Rock River - Dixon, IL

Lowhead hydro electric just north of SR 2 / SR 26 bridge. Good walleye fishing in tailwaters, generates power daily. NO LIFE BOUY LINE ABOVE THIS DAM!!!!!
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Not sure, haven't paddled that close. Take out at Lowell Park if you have a vehicle but that is 1 mile + above the dam. There are private steps and a tiny, hidden public boat ramp above the dam on right side. 1000.0 (feet) Private Power Company Map it
Rockton Dam
Rock River - Rockton, IL


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There is a heavy cable across the Rock River just upstream of the Rockton Dam. There are orange floats on it to make it visible and warning signs. The portage is on the right side which prevents boaters from approaching the dam at the head of the diversion channel. Thanks to Don B. for this info! - Map it
Horicon Dam
Rock River - Horicon, WI

Just south of Legion Park
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Hustisford Dam
Rock River - Hustisford, WI

Located on the Rock River/Lake Sinnissippi.
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Indianford Dam
Rock River - Indianford, WI

TBD
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Janesville Central Dam
Rock River - Janesville, WI

Just past Centerway St.
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Monterey Dam
Rock River - Janesville, WI

At 800 Center Av.
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Beloit Dam
Rock River - Beloit, WI

852 Pleasant St/South of Portland Ave Bridge
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Sinnissippi Dam
Rock River - Sterling/Rock Falls, IL

TBD
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Lower Sterling Dam
Rock River - Sterling/Rock Falls, IL

TBD
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Waupun Dam
Rock River - Waupun, WI

TBD
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North American Hydro Power Plant
Rock River - Rockton, IL

Power plant is located at the south end of this hydro diversion channel.

Info courtesy of Don B!
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Boats are not allowed in this channel. - North American Hyrdoelectric Map it
Federal Dike
Rock River - , WI

Large over flow dam
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Theresa
Rock River - , WI

Large over flow dam
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Theresa
Rock River - , WI

Large over flow dam
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Theresa gaging Station
Rock River - Theresa, WI

Canoe and boat portage lane G.B.
roller ramp - Map it