September 11, 2016. Kayak trip from Baumann Park in Cherry Valley to Seth Atwood Park near Milford. Took about 4 hours. Beautiful and scenic. Fall colors just barely beginning. Water level at Perryville was 5.95 feet at the time. Nice flow and depth to the river. I didn't bottom out at any time. When I solo kayak I have been successful getting an Uber driver to take me back to my car. I have T-mobile and could not get reception at Seth Atwood. Fortunately, some other kayakers gave me ride to Blackhawk park (where they started) and I was able to get an Uber ride back to Baumann (about $7 chrage).

I like this segment better than Belevidere to Cherry Valley. But both segments are awesome. This is a great river. The people who live along and near it take a lot of pride in this river. It is deserved.

2 months ago

Easy trail, with a lot of wildlife.

3 months ago

Love hiking this trail with my family! My son loves bullet hunting and we all love taking pictures here. The trails aren't too long and easy to get to making it perfect for kids. A lot of tree coverage provides plenty of shade on hot days but beware of mosquitoes! Use plenty of bugspray!

on Atwood Loop

4 months ago

Great park and a fun hike. The map is incomplete at best though, lacking almost any of the trails at all. Something that is problematic when you're trying to teach your son basic map reading skills

6 months ago

I love this park! So many trails and interesting finds from the old Camp Grant