Information on Illinois Bayou


Illinois Bayou

	Rating: II
	TDCR: 2324
	Location:
		S1: (Snow creek run) Take Hwy 7 north from I-40 at 
		  Russellville, and then take Hwy 27 in Dover towards 
		  Hector.  Turn left at Hwy 105 (Hwy 105 turns back into 
		  Hwy 27 at Hector) go through Hector to the second bridge 
		  that crosses the Bayou and turn left on to the dirt road 
		  just prior to driving over the bridge.  Put in were Snow
		  Cr. enters the Bayou.
		S2: (Hector bridge to bridge run) Put in at the second 
		  bridge past Hector and take out at the next bridge just 
		  outside of Hector.
	Topo Quad(s): N/A
	Gradient: 20 fpm
	Length:	S1: 2 mi.
		S2: 5 mi.
	Season: SPRING and FALL
	Gauge: The USGS gauge at Scottsville should be between 6 and 8 
		feet for a good run.  Advanced boaters can enjoy big water 
		at levels over 8 feet, but the creek is much more hazardous.
		LINK TO USGS GAUGE
	Hazards: trees, pour over hydraulics at high levels - the last 
		hydraulic on S2 can be sticky at higher levels
	Description: S1 is a good class II run for intermediate boaters. 
		Beware of downed trees in this section.  S2 is a good run for 
		beginners.  Some of the best action on S2 comes just downstream
		of the put-in at a series of standing waves created by ledge drops.

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