Welcome to Stephenson County Illinois
Pecatonica River Water Trail --- map
Canoes, kayaks and paddle boats are no longer required to be titled and registered in Illinois.
BUT, you need to buy an annual Water Usage Stamp.
Water Usage Stamps (WUS) should be available, over the counter, at any point of sale vendor starting around June 1, 2013,
and will be mandatory effective July 1, 2013.
You do NOT need a Water Usage Stamp if your current registration is still valid.
Your 2014 Water Usage Stamp expires March 31, 2015.
Go to Illinois Paddling Council / enter WUS in 'search' window for more info.
WUS Use this link to find vendor locations to purchase a Water Usage Stamp.
WUS Use this link, page #2, to type in and print off a form of required info to buy a WUS.
Check out The Pecatonica River Depth and Cubic Feet per Second at Freeport, Illinois click here.
Freeport flood stage is 13 feet
Check out The Pecatonica River depth at Martintown, Wi click here.
Martintown flood stage is 13.5 feet
Check out the Pecatonica River at Shirland, Illinois click here.
Shirland flood stage is 11 feet
Check out The East Branch of Pecatonica River
depth at Blanchardville, Wi click here.
Blanchardville flood stage is 12 feet
Landing info; updated July 1, 2015
Brewster's Landing - concrete boat ramp, could be muddy.
McConnell Bobtown Landing - floating boat dock and EZ Dock BACK IN THE WATER
McNeil's Damascus Landing - floating boat dock and EZ Dock BACK IN THE WATER
Wes Block Trail Head - un-improved with concrete rip/rap on river bank.
Tutty's Crossing - Concrete boat ramp ---- could be muddy
Hancock - concrete boat ramp, could be muddy.
VFW - UNDER CONSTRUCTION - concrete boat ramp, could be muddy. more info pic
Ridott Fishing Park - mud river bank.
Atten's Landing - mud river bank.
Trip #1 - 6.2 miles - Brewster Landing to McConnell Bobtown Landing
Trip #2 - 7.9 miles - McConnell Bobtown Landing to McNeil's Damascus Landing Illinois' Friendliest Paddle
Trip #3 - 8 miles - McNeil's Damascus Landing to Wes Block Trail Head
Trip #4 - 6.2 miles - Wes Block Trail Head to Tutty's Crossing in Freeport
Trip #5 - 1/2 mile or 3 mile - Tutty's Crossing to Hancock Ave Boat Ramp or VFW
Trip #6 - 16 miles - Hancock Ave Boat Ramp to Ridott Fishing Park
Trip #7 - 7 miles - Ridott Fishing Park to Atten's Landing
Trip #8 - 7 miles - Atten's Landing to Pecatonica Village Park
or paddle Yellow Creek in Krape Park, Freeport, IL
Go to map for pin-point location.
This web site is intended to provide information for human powered watercraft.