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Kankakee River Paddler’s Overnight Camp


River access only, LaPorte, IN 46350


Phone: (219) 325-8315


This campsite is located on the Kankakee River, 1.5 miles downstream of the Yellow River DNR Public Access Site on the north bank of the river (Lat. 041 15' 59.71", Long. 08651' 8.54"). The new campsite is intended to be the first of several free overnight campsites planned along the bi-state 133-mile-long Kankakee River Water Trail spanning from the headwaters rising near South Bend, IN to where the Kankakee joins the Des Plaines River in Will Co. Illinois. The campsite is designed as a primitive paddler's overnight campsite accessible only by the river and is located on a levee surrounded by forests, wooded wetlands, and an ancient oxbow of the river. Northwest Indiana Paddling Association is responsible for maintaining the property and asks that fellow paddlers exercise a "leave no trace" philosophy when using the campsite.