McNeil's/Damascus Landing, 4998 W Cedarville Road, Lena, Illinois
McNeil's Damascus Landing to Wes Block Trailhead
McNeil's/Damascus Landing has a floating boat dock with EZ Dock.
Wes Block Trailhead is un-improved.
EZ Dock launch You glide off dry-dock onto the water
EZ Dock take-out You glide off the water onto dry-dock
McNeil's/Damascus Landing on the Pecatonica River, is about 5 miles
east of Lena, or 3 miles west of Cedarville on West Cedarville Road.
This park is on the north & west corner of the bridge.
(there are 3 unmarked river bridges on West Cedarville Road).
Starting at Cedarville, from east to west;
Bridge #1 is Cedar Creek
Bridge #2 is Richland Creek
Bridge #3 is Pecatonica River
NEW launch site on the Pecatonica River
McNeil's/Damascus Landing now has an elevated driveway and a 80' X 130' parking lot that is graveled.
The changes are dramatic. 7-22-06, with PORT-A-POTTYNO more muddy feet , no more poison ivythe floating boat dock has returned
and a NEW, May 2009, CEMENT BOAT RAMP is hereon West Cedarville Road, north & west corner of bridge
YES, over night camping is allowed for paddlers only. Picnic tables,
fire pit and grills are all available along with electricity. Happy Camping!
Overnight camping is allowed at McNeil's Damascus Landing.
The rule is, you have to paddle in to McNeil's Damascus Landing or paddle out of McNeil's Damascus Landing.
Call 815-369-5351 for reservations.
Welcome to Wes Block Trailhead
The Wes Block Trailhead is at the end of West Fairview Road,
located on US Highway 20 ByPass about 2 miles west of IL Highway 26
The Jane Addams Trail also runs thru the Wes Block Trailhead
Follow the road signs on Highway 26 for Jane Addams Trail to get to Wes Block.
Access to the Pecatonica River is on your left.
The river bank is unsafe cement rip rap.
The parking lot and restrooms are on your right.