Tutty's Crossing is on Illinois Route 75
downtown Freeport on
The Pecatonica River
The Hancock Ave Boat Ramp is owned by the
City of Freeport.
The concrete ramp is located 300 feet upstream from
the Hancock Ave Bridge on the left.
The VFW has installed a Pontoon Boat Dock open to the Public.
The VFW facilities, the bar, opens at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
The restaurant opens at 4:30. Paddlers should park at the west end of the parking lot,
or the left side of the parking lot as you are facing the River.
If the ground is soft, do not drive on the grass to the concrete launch as ruts will make mowing difficult. It is 2.9 miles from Tutty's Crossing to VFW.