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Espencheid Memorial Forest Preserve

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Address: 5900 S. Perryville Road, Cherry Valley, IL 61016
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Public access from S. Perryville Road. A 60-acre tract of mature burr oaks...

Public access from S. Perryville Road. A 60-acre tract of mature burr oaks and brush woodlands.

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Summer party river place to put canoe in!

A perfect place to easily put in on the Kishwaukee River. You can drive your vehicle on the grass to unload, and if your concluding your trip its a convenient place to end. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 July 2012
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Cherry Valley, Illinois
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

Beautiful park but to many sex offenders hang out there. Many arrests. In the past i've attend graduation parties there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

All the parks in Illinois are very beautiful. Very good views and picturesque. All free too. Nice river and much to do on it!

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Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015

It's not as country as it use to be, but it is about 200 yards wide by 1 mile deep with plenty of picnic benches, shade, and walking area. The very back is a parking lot with access to the Kishwaukee River... VERY shallow most of the summer (only inches deep).

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Ingleside, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2013

This location was great to put in for tubing, kayaking or canoeing. At a bend in the river. You can pull your vehicle up to load or unload. Lots of parking. Restrooms, picnic area and kept clean.

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Stillman Valley
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2012

A perfect place to easily put in on the Kishwaukee River. You can drive your vehicle on the grass to unload, and if your concluding your trip its a convenient place to end. The water levels of the Kish during summer, in this portion, can be extremely low, so watch the rain/weather. This is a party river, and if you... More 

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Belvidere, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

Nice hiking trails and a canoe dock Hard to believe it;s so close to rockford

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