Illinois Fox River
The Illinios Fox is a slow marshy river that starts west of Milwaukee and flows south past Chicago and eventually to the Mississsippi. It’s not an elite river for kayaking, but there are some pleasant stretches.
Wray Park in Brookfield to Grede Park in Waukesha
Date Paddled: September 26th, 2015
Distance: 6.51 Miles
Time: 4 hours 31 minutes (3 hours might be more typical)
Outside of a boring flowage section, this is a fun trip with nice segments of wetgrass, woods and finally rapids through downtown Waukesha.Read More...
River Road to River Road
Date Paddled: June 24th, 2023
Distance: 5.3 miles
Time: Figure 2-3 hours
Located just south of Waukesha, this is a lazy stretch of the Illinois Fox. It lacks major highlights (other than good water clarity) and isn't an elite water trail but locals may still enjoy it.Read More...
Hwy ES to Big Bend Park
Date Paddled: August 7th, 2022
Distance: 7.8 miles
Time: 3 hours
A guest review for the Illinois Fox River below Waukesha.Read More...
Fox River Park to Wilmot Access
Date Paddled: August 8th, 2016
Distance: 2.5 Miles
Time: Under an hour
A guest review for the Illinois Fox close to the Illinois border.Read More...
Lone Point Shelter to Lone Point Shelter
Date Paddled: September 8th, 2018
Distance: 4.4 miles
Time: 2 hours 41 minutes
A first-time paddle on the Illinois River which featured spectacular wildlife and tall sandstone cliffs. The trip itself was overshadowed by nearby Starved Rock, which is one of of Illinois' best parks.Read More...