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Piscasaw Creek

Piscasaw Creek
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Piscasaw Creek Video: Streit Road to Denny Road

On this return trip to the Piscasaw, (only a few days after our first-ever visit) we were treated to a more interesting run than upstream due to three runnable farm dams, and a very swift and riffly current. With…

Piscasaw Creek
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Piscasaw Creek Video: Maxon Road to Streit Road

The Piscasaw, located near Chemung in Illinois, is a great little prairie creek best caught in Spring when the water is up. This section has very mild riffles so beginners shouldn’t find it too challenging but do expect to…

Piscasaw Creek
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Piscasaw Creek III

Denny Road to Squaw Prairie Road: An almost great trip with pretty scenery, fabulous wildlife, engaging riffles and light rapids, alas, it comes with some serious caveats: it’s usually too shallow to paddle, it’s dangerous and it may be illegal.…

Piscasaw Creek
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Piscasaw Creek II

Streit Road to Denny Road: This section of Piscasaw Creek had everything I liked about the upper section and then some. Here I found beautiful prairie surroundings, farm dams that were fun and easy to run, and it was all topped off…

Piscasaw Creek
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Piscasaw Creek I

Maxon Road to Streit Road: A rarely paddled but really pleasant trip that travels through prairie and farmland in Northern Illinois, Piscasaw Creek, a tributary of the Kishwaukee River, is a wonderful option for beginners or Southern Wisconsin paddlers looking for…