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Fox River Forest Preserve to River Front Park - Paddle Illinois Water Trails

Fox River Forest Preserve to River Front Park

  • Skill Level:Intermediate
  • Trail Length:9.1 miles
  • Waterway Trail:Fox River Trails
Fox River Trails, Intermediate, Long Trips

Fox River Forest Preserve to River Front Park

Directions: Fox River Forest Preserve, owned by the Lake County Forest Preserve District, is located just south of Roberts Road, approximately two miles west of Route 59 in Lake Barrington. Riverfront Park, owned by the Village of Algonquin, is located just east of the intersection of Harrison and Edward streets in Algonquin.

Notes: Families and beginners are urged to use caution on this trip because of motor boat traffic. An alternate take-out can be found at Buffalo Park Forest Preserve, which is located at river mile 82 and just east of Route 31 at the end of South Street in Algonquin. However, this requires a difficult portage on the left at Chicago Street in Algonquin. This trip has at least four access areas, including a landing and picnic area in Fox River Grove, a camping area, and nearby hotels and restaurants in Algonquin. Fees may be required at private landings. The Fox Waterway Agency is responsible for maintenance and navigational improvements for motorized and non-motorized use in this section of the water trail.

Always check United States Geological Survey (USGS) water data before your trip.

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