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Illinois whitewater, Cedar Creek

La Salle county, Cedar Creek Road to Peru Bottom Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II(IV)     5.9 miles
This run is full of obstacles, some placed there on purpose by landowners by the river.

The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so don't forget that many runs in this state are very easy. The natural beauty of Illinois and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water attract people from near and far. The starting point is not too far from Ottawa-Streator, as you can see on
    the road map further down. There are some good hotels near the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Cedar Creek Road
to Peru Bottom Road section is one of them. The Cedar Creek Road to Peru Bottom Road stretch of Cedar Creek in Illinois is 5.9 miles long and is a class I-II(IV) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. This is a pretty decent length section, good for a one day paddling trip. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way in  
this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers.

Briefly about the general area:
MatthiessenState Park is a fine place to pop by, and you're sure to stumble upon some good folks from Cedar Point here. Starved Rock State Park is a pleasant place. The warmest time of the year at Cedar Creek comes with high temperatures in the 80's. Summer nighttime lows drop down to the 60's. Daytime highs during the winter are in the 20's while Cedar Creek night low temperatures through the winter are in the 10's. Cedar Creek gets a common amount of rainfall. The month with most of the rain is May; the driest of the months is February.

Cedar Creek, Cedar Creek Road to Peru Bottom Road 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 Cedar Creek.
 Whitewater Near Cedar Creek:
Cedar Creek, La Salle County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II(IV) - 5.9 miles long (Cedar Creek Road to Peru Bottom Road)
Bailey Creek, La Salle County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II(IV) - 1.5 miles long (N2300 Road to Vermilion River)
Little Vermilion River, La Salle County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 6.5 miles long (N3179 Road to IandM Canal)
Spring Creek, La Salle County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 6.2 miles long (1600N Road to Rail Road bridge above Illinois River confluence)
Tomahawk Creek, La Salle County, 7 miles away
      Class II - 2.8 miles long (Troy Grove Blacktop to Little Vermilion)
Vermilion River, La Salle County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.7 miles long (NW of Highway 178 to Oglesby Cutoff)
Covel Creek, La Salle County, 22 miles away
      Class II - 6.5 miles long (E.18th Road to Highway 71)
 Ski Areas Near Cedar Creek:
Raging Buffalo Snowboard Park, Illinois , 73 miles away, 180 foot drop, 3 lifts, 5 runs
Villa Olivia, Illinois , 73 miles away, 180 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
Four Lakes, Illinois , 77 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 , 90 miles away, 260 foot drop, 11 lifts, 25 runs
 Marinas Near Cedar Creek:
Spring Valley Boat Club, Spring Valley , 7 miles away
Starved Rock Marina, Ottawa , 13 miles away
Starved Rock Yacht Club, Ottawa , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near Cedar Creek:
Holiday Inn Express OGLESBY (LA SALLE/PERU AREA), Oglesby , 3 miles away
Best Western Oglesby Inn, Oglesby , 3 miles away
Days Inn Oglesby/ Starved Rock, Oglesby , 4 miles away
La Quinta Inn Peru Starved Rock State Park, Peru , 4 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Peru, Peru , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cedar Creek:
Spring Lake Enterprise, Spring Valley, 6 miles away
Hickory Hollow Campground, Utica, 9 miles away
Lasalle/Peru KOA, Utica, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cedar Creek:
MatthiessenState Park, Illinois , 7 miles away
Starved Rock State Park, Illinois , 10 miles away
Donnelley/Depue State Park, Illinois , 14 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cedar Creek:
South Bluff Golf Course, La Salle , 4 miles away
Spring Creek Golf Course, Spring Valley , 6 miles away
Edgewood Golf Course, Mc Nabb , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Cedar Creek
Wildwood Lake, Marshall , 15 miles away
Hormel Ponds, Bureau , 16 miles away
Lake Arispie, Bureau , 20 miles away

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