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Illinois whitewater, Bailey Creek

La Salle county, N2300 Road to Vermilion River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II(IV)     1.5 miles
This is unfortunately not available anymore. It is patroled and if caught (good chance of it) will get a ride in back of a squad car. It's to bad that people ruin it for others get hurt and look for someone elses fault and sue :( Says Nathan

The natural beauty of La Salle County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in
    Illinois is often easier than elsewhere, so better not forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature will have you coming back for more. The N2300 Road
to Vermilion River section of Bailey Creek in Illinois is 1.5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-II(IV) section. The put-in location is a short drive from Ottawa-Streator, as you can see on the road map further down. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the N2300 Road to Vermilion River  
stretch is one of them. This stretch is short so no need to bring snacks. There are nice comfortable hotels here, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about the general area:
There are plenty of people from Oglesby here at Bailey Creek; MatthiessenState Park is both tremendous and pretty. Bailey Creek is near Starved Rock State Park which is a beautiful place. For the duration of the months of summer highs here at Bailey Creek reach the 80's with nighttime lows in the 60's. For the duration of the winter this place gets highs in the 20's, and winter nights come with lows in the 10's to Bailey Creek.

Bailey Creek, N2300 Road to Vermilion River road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Bailey Creek.
 Whitewater Near Bailey Creek:
Bailey Creek, La Salle County, 0 miles away
      Class I-II(IV) - 1.5 miles long (N2300 Road to Vermilion River)
Vermilion River, La Salle County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.7 miles long (NW of Highway 178 to Oglesby Cutoff)
Cedar Creek, La Salle County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II(IV) - 5.9 miles long (Cedar Creek Road to Peru Bottom Road)
Tomahawk Creek, La Salle County, 7 miles away
      Class II - 2.8 miles long (Troy Grove Blacktop to Little Vermilion)
Little Vermilion River, La Salle County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 6.5 miles long (N3179 Road to IandM Canal)
Spring Creek, La Salle County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 6.2 miles long (1600N Road to Rail Road bridge above Illinois River confluence)
Covel Creek, La Salle County, 16 miles away
      Class II - 6.5 miles long (E.18th Road to Highway 71)
 Ski Areas Near Bailey Creek:
Villa Olivia, Illinois , 69 miles away, 180 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
Raging Buffalo Snowboard Park, Illinois , 69 miles away, 180 foot drop, 3 lifts, 5 runs
Four Lakes, Illinois , 72 miles away, 100 foot drop, 7 lifts, 7 runs
Grand Geneva, Wisconsin , 83 miles away, 211 foot drop, 5 lifts, 16 runs
Wilmot mountain, Wisconsin , 87 miles away, 260 foot drop, 11 lifts, 25 runs
Alpine Valley, Wisconsin , 87 miles away, 388 foot drop, 14 lifts, 20 runs
 Marinas Near Bailey Creek:
Starved Rock Marina, Ottawa , 8 miles away
Starved Rock Yacht Club, Ottawa , 8 miles away
Spring Valley Boat Club, Spring Valley , 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Bailey Creek:
Starved Rock Lodge, North Utica , 1 miles away
Best Western Oglesby Inn, Oglesby , 3 miles away
Holiday Inn Express OGLESBY (LA SALLE/PERU AREA), Oglesby , 3 miles away
Days Inn Oglesby/ Starved Rock, Oglesby , 3 miles away
Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Resort, North Utica , 3 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Bailey Creek:
Starved Rock State Park, Utica, 5 miles away
Lasalle/Peru KOA, Utica, 6 miles away
Utica KOA Kampground, Utica, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Bailey Creek:
MatthiessenState Park, Illinois , 2 miles away
Starved Rock State Park, Illinois , 6 miles away
Buffalo Rock Park & Effigy Tumuli State Park, Illinois , 10 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Bailey Creek:
South Bluff Golf Course, La Salle , 5 miles away
Spring Creek Golf Course, Spring Valley , 12 miles away
Edgewood Golf Course, Mc Nabb , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Bailey Creek
Spring Lake, La Salle , 14 miles away
Wildwood Lake, Marshall , 19 miles away

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