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Kankakee River

Kankakee River, Kankakee, IL 60901


The Kankakee is a gentle Class I river ideal for first-time canoeists.

The Kankakee River takes a leisurely path from its origin to a point near Wilmington, Illinois, where it joins the DesPlaines River to form the Illinois River. Long acclaimed as one of the cleanest rivers in the Midwest.

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