Home to the state's best water adventures is a small Illinois town.

Best Way To Beat Illinois' Summer Heat Is In The Water

Summer in Illinois can get hot. The best way to beat the heat is in the water. When I was growing up my parents thought I was part fish because I spent the whole time at the public pool across the street from our house.


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If you have a little bit of a sense of adventure, I have something you might want to try out. That is whitewater kayaking.

The Best Whitewater Kayaking Course In Illinois

You might be surprised where you will find the best whitewater kayaking course in Illinois because it is in a very unlikely small town. It is located on the Fox River in Yorkville.

According to yorkville.il.us,

"The paddling community is all abuzz about the Marge Cline Whitewater Course."


"Whether you are a novice or an avid canoeist or kayaker, we're sure you will have a great experience!"


"The Marge Cline course is an open-use course; anyone who is in the river traveling upstream or downstream is allowed to use the chute."

Details For Marge Cline Whitewater Course In Yorkville

  • Bicentennial Riverfront Park.
  • 1,100 foot-long bypass chute.
  • Canoes, kayaks, and tubes.
  • Concrete path to walk back to start of chute.
  • Lifejacket required.
  • Rentals through local business.
  • For more info, HERE.

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