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Illinois whitewater, Little Grassy Creek

Williamson county, Play Section section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-IV     0.2 miles
  The Play Section section of Little Grassy Creek in Illinois is 0.2 miles long and is a class II-IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. If you're coming from Marion-Herrin it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you won't find a large number of other rivers. This is one of a small number
    of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these
hotels fill up quick. This section is very short so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Illinois are often more forgiving than in other states, so keep in mind that rivers in this state are less demanding. The beautiful scenery of Williamson County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream beats anything. Getting a good workout  
and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come.

Briefly about the general area:
At Little Grassy Creek you always meet someone from Makanda. Little Grassy Creek ordinarily gets much rainfall. Of all the months in a year March is the one with the most rain, and the driest month is January. During the long summer days highs here at Little Grassy Creek get into the 80's while night lows are ordinarily in the 60's. The wintertime brings highs down to the 30's; winter nights come with lows in the 10's to Little Grassy Creek.

Little Grassy Creek, Play Section 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 Little Grassy Creek.
 Whitewater Near Little Grassy Creek:
Little Grassy Creek, Williamson County, 0 miles away
      Class II-IV - 0.2 miles long (Play Section)
 Marinas Near Little Grassy Creek:
Little Grassy Lake Campground & Marina, Makanda , 1 miles away
Devils Kitchen Marina and Campground, Carbondale , 4 miles away
Egyptian Hills Marina, Creal Springs , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Little Grassy Creek:
Days Inn & Suites Carbondale, Carbondale , 6 miles away
Holiday Inn CARBONDALE-CONFERENCE CENTER, Carbondale , 6 miles away
Best Western Saluki Inn, Carbondale , 6 miles away
Quality Inn Carbondale, Carbondale , 6 miles away
Super 8 Carbondale, Carbondale , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little Grassy Creek:
Little Grassy Lake Campground & Marina, Makanda, 1 miles away
Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge - Little Grassy Lake, Makanda, 1 miles away
Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge - Devils Kitchen Lake, Makanda, 2 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little Grassy Creek:
Trail of Tears State Park, Missouri , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Little Grassy Creek:
Stone Creek Golf Club & Resort, Makanda , 7 miles away
Crab Orchard Golf Club, Carterville , 7 miles away
Midland Hills Golf Course, Makanda , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Little Grassy Creek
Crab Orchard Lake, Williamson , 4 miles away
Cedar Lake, Jackson , 10 miles away
Lake of Egypt, Williamson , 12 miles away

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