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Illinois whitewater, Sangamon

Menard county, Playspot in Petersburg section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III     0.1 miles
If your interested in paddling this area there is a local kayak group called TeamDirtClod.com, we normally paddle there weekly, if you contact us there we can help with river descriptions at various levels, its a fairly user friendly area to boat. Says Richard

The put-in location is a short drive from Springfield, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The natural beauty of Illinois
    and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. This section of Sangamon is 0.1 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III section. Whitewater
rafting and kayaking spots in Illinois tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. This is an extremely short section so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. There are nice comfortable hotels here, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. There are no other sections to paddle along Sangamon than  
the Playspot in Petersburg section. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near.

Briefly about the general area:
During your trip to Sangamon you'll meet some folks from Petersburg for sure. Summertime at Sangamon comes with high temperatures in the 80's, and all through summer nights temperatures are in the 60's. For the period of the winter highs are in the 30's while Sangamon nighttime low temperatures through the wintertime are in the 10's. Sangamon gets a common amount of yearly rainfall. The month with most of the rain is July while January is mostly the driest month.

Sangamon, Playspot in Petersburg 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 Sangamon.
 Ski Areas Near Sangamon:
Hidden Valley, Missouri , 96 miles away, 250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
Ski Snowstar Winter Sports Park, Illinois , 97 miles away, 262 foot drop, 7 lifts, 15 runs
 Hotels Near Sangamon:
Riverbank Lodge, Petersburg , 0 miles away
Howard Johnson Inn And Suites Springfield, Springfield , 16 miles away
Fairfield Inn Springfield, Springfield , 17 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Springfield, Schaumburg , 17 miles away
Courtyard Springfield, Springfield , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sangamon:
Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site Campground, Petersburg, 2 miles away
Deer Park Campground, Tallula, 5 miles away
Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area - Prairie Lake, Chandlerville, 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Sangamon:
Anderson Lake State Park, Illinois , 25 miles away
Spring Lake State Park, Illinois , 25 miles away
Powerton Lake State Park, Illinois , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sangamon:
Shambolee Golf Club, Petersburg , 2 miles away
Country Hills Golf Club, Greenview , 9 miles away
Crane Creek Golf Club, Kilbourne , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Sangamon
Lake Petersburg, Menard , 1 miles away
Leisure Lakes, Sangamon , 18 miles away

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