Proper preparation is an important
part of having a safe and enjoyable canoe trip. Follow these suggestions:
loose, light, comfortable clothing (if you sunburn easily, wearing a hat, a
long-sleeved shirt, and trousers is recommended).
better footing on slippery surfaces, and to protect against injury from sharp
rocks or debris, wear rubber-soled canvas shoes.
- Use a
waterproof bag (large food storage bags with zip-type seals work well) to
prevent extra clothing, food, and important items such as a wallet from getting
wet. Tie or strap the bag to the canoe so it wont be lost in case of a
can make you work up a powerful thirst. Carry a container of water or other
liquid for drinking. Never use glass containers. They are illegal on the
Kankakee River, since they can break and endanger you and others.
Note: Alcoholic beverages are banned within the Kankakee River State
- A canoe
trip should be a relaxing and leisurely eventallow plenty of time to
swim, fish, picnic, or go exploring (dont trespass on private property).
You should allow one hour of paddling time for each 2.5 miles of river
the river as beautiful as you found it, or even more beautiful! Dont
leave litter behind; take out everything you brought in. Even better, pick up
some of the trash left by people who werent as thoughtful as the members
of your party.
Reeds Canoe Trips reserves the right to cancel or substitute
any trip due to weather, unsafe water conditions, or any other reason we deem
necessary as management.
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