The water trails of Northeastern Illinois are maintained through the support of many partners from local municipalities to forest preserve districts to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Included below is further information on those organizations and their websites include resources on upcoming paddling events and river cleanups!
Checks these calendars regularly for updated event information.
Other Water Trails In and Around Illinois
If you live in another part of Illinois or are traveling and curious to discover the local water trails, the following resources are available:
Illinois Water TrailKeepers
Illinois Water TrailKeepers is a volunteer stewardship program of Openlands and Illinois Paddling Council. Volunteers adopt a stretch of water trail and paddle it regularly, reporting on conditions and in some cases organizing clean ups to keep the water trails passable and enjoyable by the public.