Paddle The Pecatonica River Water Trail

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Public access areas on the Pecatonica River Water Trail

1.  Browntown, Wi concrete boat ramp.   Ample off-road parking.  This ramp entrance is located on the south side of the road, east of the bridge, about 1/2 mile west of Browntown on Highway 11.  Map to ramp.

2.  Brewster Landing (on Winslow Road) concrete boat ramp.  Ample off-road parking.  Stephenson County owns this launch area.
8051 W Winslow Rd, Winslow, Illinois 
enter this address into your GPS Road Navigator for easy access.

3.   (MBL) McConnell Bobtown Landing Park - floating dock with EZ Dock          NEW 2008
Stephenson County owns this 5 acre park, located 1/2 mile west of McConnell.  Ample off-road parking southeast of bridge.
295 County Hwy 7, McConnell, Illinois 
enter this address into your GPS Road Navigator for easy access.

4.  (MDL) McNeil's/Damascus Landing - floating dock with EZ Dock   
Lena Community Park District owns this 2 acre site on the north and west corner of the bridge. The bridge is on West Cedarville Road, about 5 miles east of Lena, or 3 miles west of Cedarville.  Ample off-road parking.
C
oncrete Boat Ramp is ready to go.                                   NEW 2009
4900 W. Cedarville Road, Lena, Illinois 
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5.  Wes Block Trail Head - rip rap concrete chunks on river bank  
Located on U.S. 20 north of Freeport on the Jane Addams Trail.
This river bank is owned by the Stephenson County         NEW 2017
Driving directions to Wes Block Trailhead  MAP. 
Located at 2636 W Fairview Road.

6.  Tutty's Crossing (in Freeport) - concrete boat ramp. NEW 2012         
Located on IL Rte 75. Large, paved parking lot
with nice mowed grass areas.
This park is owned by City of Freeport.     
 670 E Stephenson Street, Freeport, Illinois
enter this address into your GPS Road Navigator for easy access.

7.   Hancock Ave Bridge (in Freeport) - concrete boat ramp.    
Located 300 feet upstream on the left side of river.  Ample off-road parking.
This boat dock area is owned by the City of Freeport.
336 South Hancock, Freeport, Illinois 
enter this address into your GPS Road Navigator for easy access.

8.   V.F.W.  Club, 1802 E. Shawnee (in Freeport).
C
oncrete ramp  (park cars in northwest corner of parking lot)
1802 E Shawnee St, Freeport, Illinois  
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9.   Ridott Fishing Park on East River Road / Rock City Road Bridge - dirt river bank.  Access area - north and west of bridge. Stephenson County owns strip of land between road and river. Ample off-road parking.
6901 E River Rd, Ridott, IL  
enter this address into your GPS Road Navigator for easy access.

10.   Atten's Landing - dirt river bank.       NEW 2010
Park owned by Stephenson County.
Managed by
Friends of the Pecatonica River Foundation.
862 North Farwell Bridge Road, Pecatonica, IL
enter this address into your GPS Road Navigator for easy access.

11.   Winnebago County Fairgrounds, in Pecatonica - concrete ramp.  (above the broken down dam)

12.   Pecatonica, Sumner Park (in the city) 
concrete ramp.    (below the broken down dam) - portage around the north side of the broken down dam.
entrance   230 West 1st Street, Pecatonica, IL
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13.   Pecatonica River Forest Preserve
entrance 
14896 Brick School Road, Pecatonica, IL     
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14.  Trask Bridge Road Forest  Preserve    
entrance 
11508 Trask Bridge Road, Durand, IL
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15.   Two Rivers Forest Preserve
Boat Ramp 
12283 Harrison Road, Durand, IL
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16.  Macktown Forest Preserve
entrance    
2221 Freeport Road, Rockton, IL
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