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Illinois whitewater, Cedar Creek

Adams county, Parker Heights Entrance at 5th St to Bob Bangart Park section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-IV     1 miles
Is there no where to fish along this water way, or is the water way on private property? Says Kevin Thompson

In response to keith's note. I've kayaked Cedar Creek several times. During heavy rain events the creek is VERY wild. And while yes it is bony, it's a fun ride.. especially since it's one of the only places to get above a class II ride around quincy. Additionally, DO NOT go to bear creek unless you plan on doing some flat
    water near where it meets the mississippi river. Any further upstream and you'll be dealing with hostile landowners who aren't aware of the navigability laws in illinois. You'll probably be met by a sherrif on the take out.
See uploaded picture of cedar creek a couple of years ago. Says Clint (see picture)

I keep up a trail system that runs right along this creek and I severely wouldn't recommend it for water use. It's around a foot deep in all places(most of the trip you'll walk your canoe, raft, etc.)There are good trails around here, but no good rafting. ?I just thought I'd tell people this before they tried it. Try bear creek IL Says keith m

The wonderful Illinois scenery and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. The starting location is a short drive from Quincy, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near. The campgrounds here at Cedar Creek are pretty good. This section of Cedar Creek is 1 miles long and has been rated as a class II-IV section by American Whitewater. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set.

Cedar Creek, Parker Heights Entrance at 5th St to Bob Bangart Park road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


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These outdoors activities are available near Cedar Creek.
 Whitewater Near Cedar Creek:
Cedar Creek, Adams County, 0 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1 miles long (Parker Heights Entrance at 5th St to Bob Bangart Park)
Bear Creek, Adams County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 4.5 miles long (CR900E to Highway 96)
Fall Creek, Adams County, 12 miles away
      Class I-IV - 2 miles long (End of Gorge Trail to Parking Lot)
North River, Marion County, 19 miles away
      Class I(II) - 17 miles long (Mo. County Road 530 to Highway 61 bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Cedar Creek:
Ski Snowstar Winter Sports Park, Illinois , 90 miles away, 262 foot drop, 7 lifts, 15 runs
Hidden Valley, Missouri , 92 miles away, 250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near Cedar Creek:
Art Keller Marina, Quincy , 1 miles away
 Hotels Near Cedar Creek:
Hampton Inn Quincy, Quincy , 1 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Quincy, Quincy , 1 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Quincy, Quincy , 1 miles away
Quincy Inn And Suites, Quincy , 4 miles away
Comfort Inn Quincy, Quincy , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cedar Creek:
Valley View Mobile Home Park, Quincy, 2 miles away
Fabius Chute Access, Taylor, 6 miles away
Soulard Access, Taylor, 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cedar Creek:
Wakonda State Park, Missouri , 8 miles away
Mark Twain State Park, Missouri , 36 miles away
Battle of Athens State Park, Missouri , 40 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cedar Creek:
Cedar Crest Country Club, Quincy , 4 miles away
Westview Golf Course, Quincy , 4 miles away
Jackson Park Golf Course, Palmyra , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Cedar Creek
Lakeshore Hills Lake, Adams , 12 miles away

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