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ILLINOIS RIVER

8 July 2006 Saturday 8 or 10 am Illinois River  
Trip Notes:  Meet for breakfast at the Indian Creek Cafe at 0800 or at the put-in at Oak Flat at 1000.  We should be off the water by 1500 (3pm).  You'll be tired after this trip...but refreshed.
Final Note:  Lots of water this year.  We were not able to make it above the 4th riffle.

Nearest City:

Agness, Oregon

Class:

1-2
An annual favorite is this Illinois River paddle.  We both put-in and take-out at Oak Flat.  The road ends at Oak Flat on a gravel bar.  We put-in and paddle our boats upriver through the ponds and drag them up through the riffles. 

Your boat should have a leash so that you can conveniently drag it.  Plan to get wet and wear shoes that will allow you to rock hop while dragging your boat up through the riffles.  Bring a lunch to eat!  This is hard (but very pleasant) work.

We typically drag up through about 5 riffles to Indigo Creek where we eat lunch and rest before the return to Oak Flat.  There are no roads, no trails, no people, no power boats.  This is one of the pure trips.  Just you, your fellow paddlers, and birds and animals and fish.

To get to Oak Flat travel east on the Rogue River south bank road toward Agness.  Just after you cross over the Illinois River Bridge turn right onto Oak Flat Road and travel about 5 miles to the end of the road.  Park on the gravel bar near the river.




One of the ponds on the Illinois River


Well, yes...to be honest...this can happen too.
But fun!

 

Paddling toward the ocean on the Silt-Coos Kayak Canoe Trail.  About 4 miles south of Florence, Oregon.

                         The Lunartics paddle America's Wild Rivers Coast in Kayaks and Canoes.

 

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