Class I-II Little Calumet River, IL

Calumet River Water Trail (River Oaks Center to Calumet Sag Channel)

Between the confluence with the Cal-Sag Channel and mouth of the river at Lake Michigan, industrial traffic, concrete and steel vertical bulkhead walls, and powered boats make this stretch a place for expert paddlers. However, the O’Brien Locks at 134th Street, Lake Calumet, and the monumental, hulking, and rusting relics of the river’s industrial past, create a unique experience in this section. The Little Calumet Boat Launch and the boat ramp in Beaubien Woods create the water trail on this stretch. (Source: Openlands)

Section Details

Trip Length Full Day, 14.0 Miles
Manager State, Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Wild & Scenic No
Water Trail Yes
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Photo Credit: Gouwens Park to Little Calumet Boat Launch. Credit: Openlands -