Rock River from Beloit to Riverside Park (9-18-16)

Rock River from Beloit to Riverside Park, Sunday 18 September 2016.
We will meet at the launch site at 4th St (Route 213), Beloit, WI in the back parking lot of the Beloit Bicycle Company, just north of the Rock River at 09:30 am.
For a shorter trip, if there is interest, we can run a second shuttle on the other side of the river to stop at Macktown FP.
It is about a 6.5 to Macktown and 13 mile trip to Riverside Park.
The car shuttle will leave at 10:00. This should allow us to be on the river at 10:30.
We will stop for lunch at the Rockton Dam that we have to portage around.
The long term weather forecast calls for sunny, high 76°F, with no chance of rain.
The usual rules apply including but not limited to:
Participants provide their own suitable canoe or kayak, paddle(s),
PFD/approved life jackets, and wear PFD on water
Minors must be accompanied by responsible adult Adults must sign in on waiver sheet
Hydration/drinking water BYO
Lunch BYO
Dump bag – Dry bag w/change of clothing
Hosted by Jeff Reuter

Sign up on facebook, the club e-mail list, or contact:
Jeff Reuter at jreuter@pobox.com at 815-494-8502
Here is where we start in Beliot, WI

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Trip report for Rock River from Beloit to Riverside Park, Sunday 18 September 2016,

The Rock River was running good at 5170 cubic feet/second at a height of 4.3 Feet in Roscoe.   We got a late start on the car shift and did not get on the water until about 11 am.  We them paddled 13.36 miles.  It was mostly sunny with a temp of 75 and got warmer as the day when on.  We saw many bald eagles and many blue herons and it was a great day for a paddle.  We had 4 kayaks and 2 tandem canoes.  I also posted picture on out face book page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/statelinepaddlers/?ref=bookmarks

Fox River Paddle, Algonquin dam to Veterans Memorial Park, September 3, 2016

Fox River Paddle, Algonquin dam to Veterans Memorial Park, September 3, 2016

We can meet at Clock Tower (South East lot) at 8 am. and then carpool and leave at 8:15am with hope to be at the Algonquin dam by 9:30ish, Or you can meet us at the Algonquin dam.  The address to the Algonquin dam is 101 La Fox River Dr, Algonquin, IL 60102 (or if you have a GPS 42.165294, -88.291067).    We will shuttle down to the Veterans Memorial Park (next to Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin) take out by 10 AM hope to get on the water by 10:30ish.  This will be around 10.5 miles with a small earthen dam portage in Carpentersville.  Lunch will be somewhere along the way just not sure where yet.  After all this is the first time we have done this paddle on the Fox River from the Algonquin dam to Veterans Memorial Park.  Kevin Seuring will be hosting this paddle and Jeff Reuter will co-host it.  For more info call Jeff at 815-494-8502.  There is an attached map of where we will be.

The usual rules apply including but not limited to: Participants provide their own suitable canoe or kayak, paddle(s), PFD/approved life jackets, and wear PFD on water Minors must be accompanied by responsible adult Adults must sign in on waiver sheet Hydration/drinking water BYO Lunch, BYO Dump bag – Dry bag w/change of clothing

Members of Stateline paddlers and guests welcome

Members of Prairie State Canoeists and guests welcome

Fox River paddle

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Sugar River Paddle, August 21 2016

Sugar River Paddle, August 21 2016

We will meet at Yale Bridge on Sunday, August 21 at about 9:00 AM.  The canoe launch is north of Sugar River Forest Preserve as shown in the map below.  We will shuttle at 9:30 and try to be on the water 10ish.

The lower Sugar River is a winding river for moderate paddlers.  It is usually a somewhat slower current however it is at higher water levels it can be stronger.   It is has a sand bottom with some tree dams to go around.  The section of the sugar we will run is from Yale Bridge Road to Two Rivers Forest Preserve or Mack Town.  The trip will be all down river except for the last 1500 feet going upstream on the Pecatonica River to the take out in Two Rivers Forest Preserve.  If you want to go on the longer trip we will briefly stop at Two Rivers Forest Preserve to make sure anyone gets out that needs too and then we will continue to Mack Town.  Bring a lunch or snack as we will be stopping on a sand bar along way if we can find one.  I will go over a few pointers about paddling on a river just before we put in for the beginners if we have any.

The short trip will be 7.6 miles or about 3.5 hours if you want to do the longer trip it would be about 16.5 miles or about 7 hours weather permitting of course.  Jeff Reuter will be hosting this paddle for more info call me on my cell at 815-494-8502.  Here is a map of where we will be.

The usual rules apply including but not limited to: Participants provide their own suitable canoe or kayak, paddle(s), PFD/approved life jackets, and wear PFD on water Minors must be accompanied by responsible adult Adults must sign in on waiver sheet Hydration/drinking water BYO Lunch, BYO Dump bag – Dry bag w/change of clothing

Members of Stateline paddlers and guests welcome

Members of Prairie State Canoeists and guests welcome

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Yahara River Paddle

Yahara River Paddle

Sunday, July 17’th from Stebbenville, WI to Rock River

Car Shuttle at 10:30 am at put in at Stebbensville road, take out at Rock River at H.  This is a 9 mile paddle.  We will stop at the park in Fulton for Lunch.

Directions from I90:  Take 14 west at Janesville to H, turn right (heading north) on H.  Take H all the way into Fulton, left on Caledonia road, right on Wallin road, left on Stebbensville road, the put in is about a mile and a half down the road.  Map attached.

The usual rules apply including but not limited to: Participants provide their own suitable canoe or kayak, paddle(s), PFD/approved life jackets, and wear PFD on water Minors must be accompanied by responsible adult Adults must sign in on waiver sheet Hydration/drinking water BYO Lunch, BYO Dump bag – Dry bag w/change of clothing

Members of Stateline paddlers and guests welcome

Members of Prairie State Canoeists and guests welcome

For questions call (608) 295-9141.

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Trip Report:

At first we canceled this trip because there was a severe thunder storm warning and the forecast looked bad all day.  After the storm when thought the skies clear and the weather forecast was change to not raining again until 4 PM.  We then when paddled anyhow with the car shift at 10:30.  As it was the paddle had no rain at all.  We saw one bald eagle and many blue herons and it was a great paddle.  The river conditions where 111 CFS at a height of 4.88 Ft at Farland.  It must cloud with a high of 80.

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Kishwaukee Paddle on 4 July 2016

We are hosting a State Line Paddlers paddle on the Kishwaukee River from Bauman Park in Cherry Valley to Seth Atwood Forest Preserve on 4 July 2016.
We will meet at Bauman Park about 09:30, and plan to run the car shift by 10:00. If there is enough interest, the trip can be extended to the rest area on State Route 2 about ½ mile down stream from Meridian Road on the Rock River, and we will run car shuttles to both locations. Parking at Bauman park is crowded on 4 July, so arriving early is a suggestion.Disclaimer:
I am not a professional leader, and State Line Paddlers has no profession leaders. Hosting the trip involves setting up the trip and organizing the car shift. All Paddlers are responsible for their own safety. Members of the trip will provide any assistance they can in unusual situations, but make no claims of abilities.

The extended trip is recommended for experienced paddlers with moving water skills only.
The usual rules apply including but not limited to:
Participants provide their own suitable canoe or kayak, paddle(s), PFD/approved life jackets, and wear PFD on water
Minors must be accompanied by responsible adult
Adults must sign in , on waiver sheet
Hydration/drinking water BYO,
Lunch BYO
Dump bag – Dry bag w/change of clothing
Contact: The club e-mail lisy, e-mail to hereagain@grics.net, or my cell phone (815)441-2021
Harry T. (Tom) Meyen
Members of Stateline paddlers and guests welcome
Members of Prairie State Canoeists and guests welcome

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Annual Stateline Paddlers Family Campout

Saturday July 9 is our Annual Stateline Paddlers Family Campout. If you plan on camping we have the sites reserved that are filling up, If you would like to join us to camp overnight, then please reserve a site we are in the 200, and 201.
Check in is at 3pm.
Bring your own dinner to cook, side dish to share and a small grill if you have one. (We have 2 already) If staying the night bring your breakfast also.
If camping is not your thing, join us for family hiking, games, campfire and fun.
Sunday after breakfast we will clean up and continue to enjoy family time at the park.

The sites are at 42.355038, -88.983855 if you have a GPS (Rock Cut State Park, Campground)

You call me at 815-494-8502 for more info.

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Rock River from Beloit to Riverside Park

Rock River from Beloit to Riverside Park, Sunday 26 June 2016.
We will meet at the launch site at 4th St (Route 213), Beloit, WI in the bicycle co. parking lot, just north of the Rock River at 09:30 am.
For a shorter trip, if there is interest, we can run a second shuttle on the other side of the river to stop at Macktown FP.
It is about a 6.5 to Macktown and 13 mile trip to Riverside Park.
The car shuttle will leave at 10:00. This should allow us to be on the river at 10:30.
We will stop for lunch at the Rockton Dam that we have to portage around.
The long term weather forecast calls for partly sunny, high 82°F, with no chance of rain.
The usual rules apply including but not limited to:
Participants provide their own suitable canoe or kayak, paddle(s),
PFD/approved life jackets, and wear PFD on water
Minors must be accompanied by responsible adult Adults must sign in on waiver sheet
Hydration/drinking water BYO
Lunch BYO
Dump bag – Dry bag w/change of clothing
Hosted by Jeff Reuter and Tom Meyen

Sign up on facebook, the club e-mail list, or contact:
(facebook event to be posted soon.)
Jeff Reuter at jreuter@pobox.com
Tom Meyen at hereagain@grics.net – cell (815)441-2021

Here is where we start in Beliot, WI

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This was a wonder full day on on the Rock River from Beloit to Riverside Park. It started off clouded and 75 and then turn mostly sunny and got to 86. The Rock River gage at Rockton was at 4.06 ft. and 4760 cfs. My GPS showed 12.84 miles but I know it cut out a few times so it had to be more.

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Turtle Creek Spring Paddle, from O’Riley Road to Sweet Allyn Park

Saturday May 14, 2016, Tom and I are doing Turtle Creek for sure from O’Riley Road to Sweet Allyn Park. We had to go somewhere because the South Branch Kish Paddle was getting canceled.

You can get there by taking I-39 west (really north here) to Shopiere Road (exit 183) just past I-43 (or Beloit). On Shopiere Road head turn right (or heading east) to the town Shopiere. Turn left at S Co Road J (heading North) and the park is just to your right past Turtle Creek bridge.

Arrive at 9:30 am at Sweet Allyn Park, if there are any extra people going we can do a Car shift at 10:00, arrive early enough so we know who is going.
The usual rules apply including but not limited to:
Participants provide their own suitable canoe or kayak, paddle(s), PFD/approved life jackets, and wear PFD on water
Minors must be accompanied by responsible adult
Adults must sign in, on waiver sheet
Hydration/drinking water BYO,
Lunch BYO
Dump bag – Dry bag w/change of clothing
Contact: This list, e-mail to jreuter@pobox.com, or my cell phone (815)494-8502
Jeff Reuter or hereagain@grics.net, or my cell phone(815)441-2021 Harry T. (Tom) Meyen

Members of Stateline paddlers and guests welcome
Members of Prairie State Canoeists and guests welcome

Please dress accordingly because of the cold, I show it partly cloudy to only be 48 Deg. with a NW winds of 16 MPH.