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The Fourth Annual Kishwaukee Paddle Fest!
Music and Paddling on the Kishwaukee River. A beautiful serene setting along the shores of the Kishwaukee River. Come see Legendary singer song writer Jerry Vandiver from Nashville TN! Jerry has hit songs on over 15 Million albums! SwingbillyRFD and Paper Airplane will also be performing. I am not attending but am posting this for interested parties. Here is a facebook link - https://www.facebook.com/events/177737529566031/ Shuttles from the event to Bauman Park in Cherry Valley will be provided by Rocktown adventures. Shuttle schedule is 9:00 am, 11:00 am, and 1:00 pm. Kayak rentals also available form Rocktown Adventures. Lessons will not be available so rentals are for paddlers with prior experience only! (If you've never Kayaked before or Canoed then rentals will not be available for you at this time) Canoe rentals are available from Larsens Landing.Same conditions apply. If you've never canoed or paddled a watercraft then we cant rent at this event. Horse shoe tournament! We will be holding a horse shoe tournament, details coming. Leinenkugel Canoe Paddler beer, Miller Lite, Coors Light, Summer Shandy, Pepsi, and Coke products available. Cheese burger, Hamburger, Pulled Pork baskets available. Primitive Camping available. $5.00 per person! No electric or hookups available. Event is at the Lithuanian Park in Rockford. You follow the map on this site and end up coming to a lane that has KPF Banners marking the way back to the park. You continue down the lane to the park. This is where the event is held , camping is here and this is also where Rocktown Adventure will shuttle people to the put in at Bauman Park in Cherry Valley. Once at Bauman Park you simply paddle down river till you see another banner indicating you have arrived at the take out back at the Lithuanian Park. Jerry Vandiver and the festivities all take place at the Lithuanian Park.

Kishwaukee Paddle fest

6802 42nd Street · Rockford, il

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We are a group of fun-loving active paddlers who like getting together to explore the many waters available in Central Illinois or anywhere else in the midwest. Canoes and kayaks are available for rent at limited locations. Many of our paddlers have extra kayaks that those new to the sport can ask to borrow on selected trips. Multiday river camping trips are offered periodically.

Our website contains information on paddling resources, and has forums for finding a paddle partner and gear sales amongst other things.

Active paddlers are asked to contribute $5 per year for the upkeep of this site. Feel free to join and check us out first though. If you like our site then help out!

Anyone who enjoys the outdoors should see it from water as well as land - a totally different experience, and fun for all ages.

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