Paddle The Pecatonica River Water Trail

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Trip #6 Hancock Ave Boat Ramp in Freeport to Ridott Fishing Park is about 16 miles

TRIP #6    MAP
 
The Hancock Ave Boat Ramp is owned by the City of Freeport.
Entrance to Hancock boat ramp is  336 South Hancock Ave   **
** enter this address into your GPS Road Navigator for easy access.

The concrete ramp is located  300 feet upstream from
the Hancock Ave Bridge
on the left.

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There is a small broken dam at Brown's Mill,
about 10 miles downstream,
that you 'might' have to portage around.

The LEFT side of this dam is lower.

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The Ridott Fishing Park is located at
6901 E River Rd, Ridott, IL   **
1 mile north of Ridott, IL 61067
** enter this address into your GPS Road Navigator for easy access.

 

Stephenson County owns this strip of land (wide ditch)
between East River Road and the river,
extending upstream about 500 feet from the bridge.
 
There is no ramp.
Just pick your best launch/take-out spot on the dirt river bank.

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