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Illinois whitewater, Spring Creek

La Salle county, 1600N Road to Rail Road bridge above Illinois River confluence section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     6.2 miles
  The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Ottawa-Streator, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The scenic beauty of Illinois and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The 1600N Road to Rail Road bridge above Illinois River confluence stretch of Spring Creek in Illinois is 6.2 miles long and is a class I-II section of whitewater according to American
    Whitewater. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good rivers for that around here. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Getting a good workout
and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Illinois are often easier than in other states, so keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. This is a pretty decent length section, you can easily run it on an afternoon. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night, but do book a room before you come because  
it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about the general area:
A fine site like Donnelley/Depue State Park near Spring Creek is too good to leave out, and if you're visiting from Dalzell, you won't be the only one. Going to MatthiessenState Park near Spring Creek is a great thing to do. All through the long summer days at Spring Creek highs are generally in the 80's. Summer overnight lows dip down to the 60's. The cold days of the wintertime come with highs in the 20's while the cold winter nights at Spring Creek are in the 0's. An average amount of rainfall falls at Spring Creek.

Spring Creek, 1600N Road to Rail Road bridge above Illinois River confluence road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Spring Creek.
 Whitewater Near Spring Creek:
Spring Creek, La Salle County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 6.2 miles long (1600N Road to Rail Road bridge above Illinois River confluence)
Cedar Creek, La Salle County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II(IV) - 5.9 miles long (Cedar Creek Road to Peru Bottom Road)
Little Vermilion River, La Salle County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 6.5 miles long (N3179 Road to IandM Canal)
Tomahawk Creek, La Salle County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 2.8 miles long (Troy Grove Blacktop to Little Vermilion)
Bailey Creek, La Salle County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II(IV) - 1.5 miles long (N2300 Road to Vermilion River)
Vermilion River, La Salle County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.7 miles long (NW of Highway 178 to Oglesby Cutoff)
Covel Creek, La Salle County, 26 miles away
      Class II - 6.5 miles long (E.18th Road to Highway 71)
 Ski Areas Near Spring Creek:
Raging Buffalo Snowboard Park, Illinois , 74 miles away, 180 foot drop, 3 lifts, 5 runs
Villa Olivia, Illinois , 75 miles away, 180 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
Four Lakes, Illinois , 80 miles away, 100 foot drop, 7 lifts, 7 runs
Grand Geneva, Wisconsin , 86 miles away, 211 foot drop, 5 lifts, 16 runs
Alpine Valley, Wisconsin , 89 miles away, 388 foot drop, 14 lifts, 20 runs
Wilmot mountain, Wisconsin , 91 miles away, 260 foot drop, 11 lifts, 25 runs
Tyrol Basin, Wisconsin , 97 miles away, 300 foot drop, 6 lifts, 16 runs
Chestnut Mountain, Illinois , 97 miles away, 475 foot drop, 4 lifts, 17 runs
 Marinas Near Spring Creek:
Spring Valley Boat Club, Spring Valley , 2 miles away
Starved Rock Marina, Ottawa , 18 miles away
Starved Rock Yacht Club, Ottawa , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Spring Creek:
Spring Valley Inn, Spring Valley , 2 miles away
Super 8 Peru Starved Rock State Park, Peru , 3 miles away
La Quinta Inn Peru Starved Rock State Park, Peru , 4 miles away
Hampton Inn And Suites Peru, IL, Peru , 4 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Peru, Peru , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Spring Creek:
Spring Lake Enterprise, Spring Valley, 2 miles away
Lake De Pue City Park, Depue, 9 miles away
Hickory Hollow Campground, Utica, 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Spring Creek:
Donnelley/Depue State Park, Illinois , 10 miles away
MatthiessenState Park, Illinois , 12 miles away
Starved Rock State Park, Illinois , 14 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Spring Creek:
Spring Creek Golf Course, Spring Valley , 2 miles away
South Bluff Golf Course, La Salle , 7 miles away
Edgewood Golf Course, Mc Nabb , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Spring Creek
Hormel Ponds, Bureau , 12 miles away
Wildwood Lake, Marshall , 15 miles away
Lake Arispie, Bureau , 16 miles away

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