Greater Peoria Canoe & Kayak Trail
(also known as the Illinois River Canoe & Kayak Trail)
Water (paddle, fish)
Season/Hours: varies by location
Dog Friendly: yes
Map(s) On Site and/or Online:
On Site: no
Parking: parking lots
Amenities: bench at each stop; other amenities vary by location
Restrooms: vary by location
Trail Info Websites/Apps: no
Historical and/or Scientific Significance: historical
Terrain/Views/Access: river view & access
General Description: water trail of 11 stops on Illinois River from Henry to Pekin; approximately 43 river miles
OPAL’s Observations & Opinions:
The Peoria Lock & Dam is between stops at the Don Burch Boat Dock (Creve Coeur) and the Pekin Riverfront. Please contact the Peoria Lock & Dam for information.
Some backwater areas can become very shallow and not navigable, even in paddlecraft. Check with managing group before going.
Subject to Illinois River flooding. Know before you go. Check Illinois River levels here.
Trail/Park Maps & Brochures (downloadable):
Varies by Location