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Rt 52 Entrance
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Fox River (IL) photos(44), rentals, videos, dams

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Riverside Park
Burlington, WI

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Added by: rich

Starting point of a new race called the "Fox and The Hounds Kayak Race" where slower kayaks are allowed to start first and lead the race. The faster "Hounds" are released later and have to catch up. This race passes the put-in several times and should be great for spectators.

For more details see the following link .

Here are some photos of the C1 race that takes place just before the "Fox and the Hounds Race."

More info:
http://www.c1pursuit.com/The%20Course.htm
County Hwy JB Bridge
Burlington, WI

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Just south of Burlington, WI at Hwy JB bridge (Note that Hwy JB is also called 31st and Karcher Rd).

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New Munster
New Munster, WI

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Added by: rich

From RussJ at wi-paddlers.net:

"A pleasant paddle through an area lined with small homes along the river. Can be paddled either direction under normal conditions. Heavy flooding and currents are common in the spring and after heavy rains, causing potentially dangerous conditions.

Parking available off HWY W, just north of HWY 50 (100 yards north of the tavern) There are concrete steps leading down the riverbank to the water. Take out at Silver Lake Park boat launch, on river right just downriver of the bridge. (5.5 miles) There is a Dairy Queen and a tavern with food just east of the bridge in Silver Lake which could be used as a nice break for those continuing up or down the river."

More info:
http://www.wi-paddlers.net/index.php?topic=60.0
Fox River County Park
Silver Lake, WI

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Located on the west side of river in Fox River County Park, just after the County Hwy F (Silver Lake Rd) bridge. Plenty of parking available.

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Route 173-Oak Point Day Use Area
Antioch, IL

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Added by: Bob T.

boat, canoe and kayak put-in on a short canal (100 yards) leading to the Fox River, in the northern part of Chain-O-Lakes State park. This quiet put-in is about 2.5 miles upstream of Grass Lake. Two pontoon docks at the put-in ramp. Plenty of parking and seasonal restrooms near the put-in.

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Chain'O Lakes State Park
Spring Grove, IL

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Access is on the Fox River from which you can access the Chain'O Lakes system; Grass Lake, Fox Lake, Nippersink Lake, Pistakee Lake, and others. You can even go upstream on the Nippersink Creek if you want a good workout.

8916 Wilmot Road
Spring Grove, IL 60081
847.587.5512

More info:
http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/Landmgt/PARKS/R2/CHAINO.HTM
Webers Park
McHenry, IL

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Added by: rich

From the city of McHenry:

"Finally passing under the bridge at Pearl Street the walk ends (or begins) at Weber's Park where a new restroom facility will be built in the park, a new pathway and new public piers will also be installed. Large stacked stones will be placed along the riverbank providing a clean look and increased accessibility to the River. Plans for Weber's Park also have one of the more exciting interactive features along the Riverwalk. The Park will be highlighted with a zero depth water feature that uses lights and squirts water from the ground. A new park entryway will have a short brick wall that will distinguish the park and prevent children from running into the street."

More info:
http://www.ci.mchenry.il.us/riverwalk.shtm
Miller River Front Park
Mchenry, IL

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Added by: N.I.Paddlers

Sandy Beach Put in. About a 500 foot portage from the parking lot.

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McHenry Dam
McHenry, IL

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Added by: Dave Y

North to South put-in at McHenry Dam on the lower dam side. Easy parking to sandy beach put-in. Park has restrooms and a bait shop called Gills. Also plenty of hiking trails connecting to Moraine State Park. Paddling south can take you as far as Algonquin without portage.

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Fox River Preserve and Marina
Port Barrington, IL

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http://www.lcfpd.org/preserves/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.view&object_id=21283&type=P

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http://www.lcfpd.org/preserves/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.view&object_id=21283&type=P
Picnic Grove Park
Fox River Grove, IL

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Added by: Mark S.

Nice launch, parking, port-a-poty, narrow sand beach, boat ramps "sand/gravel at water", and piers. Crowded on weekends and evenings with power boats/PWC's who park along beach (not using launch).

The wakes can be big from some of the larger boats. Nice nature areas upsteam - Fox River Forest Pres.

This is part of Fox Waterway Agency - so you should have a sticker or permit.Visit their website http://www.foxwaterway.state.il.us/ or call most any marina on the Fox.

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Riverfront Park
Algonquin, IL

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If you put-in here you will want to do an upstream paddle as there is a dam just past the bridge downstream.

201 North Harrison St.
Algonquin, IL 60102

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http://209.43.125.246/egov/apps/locations/facilities.exe?path=detail&locId=12
Clock Tower Park
Algonquin, IL

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Added by: mpstek

Clock Tower Park just below dam in Algonquin On Fox River. Just Across From Port Edwards Restaurant. Parking Along S Harrison and at the end of LaFox River Drive. Nice Launch About a 50-200 foot carry to launch

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Buffalo Park Forest Preserve
Algonquin, IL

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Added by: Dave Watts

Nice park on the south side of Algonquin, south of the dam & downtown. It has a sandy/dirt put-in a few hundred feet from the upper parking area. The upper parking area has space for 6-7 vehicles w/handicap spaces. There are portable bathrooms by the upper parking lot.


Directions:
[ From Algonquin ]
From Rt.62 (Huntley-Algonquin Rd.), Take Rt.31 (Main St.) South to Arbor Lane [south of the water treatment plant], Take Arbor Lane East to Alan Dr., Take Alan Dr. South into the parking areas.

More info:
http://www.kaneforest.com/fp/buffalo_park.asp
Fox Valley Shores Forest Preserve
Carpentersville, IL

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Added by: Dave Clark

Concrete boat ramp and adjacent rocky shoreline plus parking for 15-20 cars right by the ramp. Nice Kane county forest preserve park with shelter and public bathrooms, picnic tables. About 500 yards above Carpentersville dam.

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