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Has anyone done the prairie path trail I know it extends to the Fox River. How far is this? and is there any camping sites near the river ?

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I've done it out to the Fox River at Elgin, which was about 30 miles from Oak Park.  I don't know of any camping sites there.  I hear that there are camping locations near the Prairie Path in Warrenville at Blackwell Woods, but I have never stayed there or attempted to reserve any.

Last year I did take a minitour to Channahon State Park on the outskirts of Channahon along the I & M trail.  That was about 50 miles from Oak Park, with about 15 miles to the trailhead in Willow Springs, and another 3-5 miles of street riding in Joliet.  The campsites aren't super exciting, but they are nice enough, and the Centennial Trail and I & M Trail are nice rides.

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Tim Heckman said:

I've done it out to the Fox River at Elgin, which was about 30 miles from Oak Park.  I don't know of any camping sites there.  I hear that there are camping locations near the Prairie Path in Warrenville at Blackwell Woods, but I have never stayed there or attempted to reserve any.

Last year I did take a minitour to Channahon State Park on the outskirts of Channahon along the I & M trail.  That was about 50 miles from Oak Park, with about 15 miles to the trailhead in Willow Springs, and another 3-5 miles of street riding in Joliet.  The campsites aren't super exciting, but they are nice enough, and the Centennial Trail and I & M Trail are nice rides.

I've ridden the IPP and all of its branches plus the Great Western trail. Not aware of any camp sites.

Keep going past Channahon a few miles down the I&M Canal.  There's a spot along the river, not an official campground but I've stayed there a couple of times.  Isolated but there's a covering if necessary, a bench, and grass land to pitch a tent.

http://goo.gl/maps/TmxYW

 I had pictures, but I can't find 'em.

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