Directions: The Yorkville canoe launch in Bicentennial Riverfront Park is located on the Fox River on Hydraulic Street, east of Route 47. Silver Springs State Park can be accessed by traveling from Yorkville on Route 47 then turning south on Fox Road. The park entrance will be visible in about five miles.
Notes: This is a great trip for beginners and families with children. Youth groups can spend the night at Silver Springs State Park (contact the park for information). This is a shallower stretch of the Fox River with several islands to paddle around and explore, and this is also a good trip for bird watching. Freeman’s Sports rents canoes and kayaks, and offers transportation between Yorkville and Silver Springs State Park. The Yak Shack rents kayaks.
Always check United States Geological Survey (USGS) water data before your trip.