Kingsbury State Fish and Wildlife Area Access

One of the most well-known waterways in the Lower Great Lakes Region, the Kankakee River has helped link French Canada and Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River since the 1600s. During the 1800s, the Kankakee River and its surrounding marshers turned into a sportsman’s paradise that attracted Presidents, industrialists, and royalty from around the world. However, much of the original river system was eventually channelized and dredged to improve the quality of the surrounding agricultural fields. Despite the changes, over 130-miles of the river still exists with provides Indiana, Michigan and Illinois residents a paddling resource rich with American history and abounding with natural beauty. Known by many as the “Everglades of the North”, paddlers have continued to drive efforts to protect and share this wonderful resource for generations to come. Aside from its natural beauty, the Kankakee River Basin makes up one of Indiana’s largest water drainage systems, serving over 13 counties – almost 3000 sq. miles, across land used mainly for cropland, pastures, or protected forests.

Website: https://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/3089.htm

Come Visit Us

S 600 E, Kingsbury, IN 46351

Stories About Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Adventures

Marquette Greenway

This trail is part of the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission Greenways and Blueways trail system.

Outdoor Adventures

Little Calumet River Levee Trail

This trail is part of the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission Greenways and Blueways trail system.

Outdoor Adventures

Schellfish Sportfishing Charters

This U.S.C.G. licensed captain has been fishing for salmon and trout in the southern part of Lake Michigan for over 30 years. Charter for perch, king…

Outdoor Adventures

Rainmaker Charters

This U.S.C.G. licensed Captain launches from the Burns Waterway. Fish for coho salmon, chinook, steelhead, brown trout, and lake trout from late…

You may also be interested in...

Featured

Forest Park

Though Forest Park is just ten acres in size, it is a lovely spot for a stroll or for a family picnic. Oak and hickory trees dominate the woodlands…

Featured

Bass Pro Shops

This 130,000 square-foot store has everything for outdoor enthusiasts, including boats, fishing gear, and hunting equipment. There is also a giant…