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Whitewater Rafting (6/15/19)

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June 15, 2019 11:00 am
June 15, 2019 7:00 pm
Vermillian River Rafting
(815) 667-5242
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779 North 2249th Road, Oglesby, IL, United States, 61348

Come rafting with us on the Vermillion River in June.  Craig Rawlinson will be hosting this event.

DATE/TIME:  Saturday June 15, 2019, 11:00 am

LOCATION:    Vermillion River Rafting, 779 North 2249th Road, Oglesby, IL  61348, (815) 667-5242

Check chart below for types of rafts and costs.
Vermillion River Rafting accepts ONLY cash or checks, no credit or debit cards.
You must RSVP to Craig Rawlinson by 6/1/19 to attend this event.  For contact information, email club50_110@yahoo.com and look for Whitewater Rafting in the auto response from Nancy Drew.
NOTE: Vermillion River Rafting needs a final head count by June 1.
Vermillion River Rafting is located almost eight miles south of I-80, just off Route 178.  Depending on how fast the river is flowing, the rafting trip lasts about three hours.  
A couple of the whitewater rapids pretty much guarantee that you will get wet.  The rafting company recommends that rafters bring a change of clothes or wear waterproof clothing.  We will bring a pop-up tent to the take-out area for those who want to change clothes before going out to lunch.
Rafters must watch a safety video before going out on the river. The video can be viewed on their web site before arrival or at the put-in spot.
If the weather does not look promising for rafting, Plan B would be to hike Matthiessen State Park.  We would meet at the Dells Area off North 25th Road.  If the weather’s REALLY lousy, Plan C would be that Starved Rock State Park has a trolley system and tours. We would meet at the Starved Rock Visitor’s Center.
Following either the raft trip or hike (or trolley tour), we will have lunch at one of the Starved Rock restaurants.
Total Cost
Vermillion River Rafting
4-5 person capacity raft
Vermillion River Rafting
Inflatable kayak
Starved Rock Trolley
If the weather is bad
Historic trolley tour
Adult: 12 Seniors: 10
For those who would rather not drive two+ hours on Saturday morning to get there, the closest hotel with vacancies is the Days Inn, Oglesby, IL.  If the hotel is booked up, there are also available rooms in Ottawa or Peru, IL. Ottawa would be the next closest to the rafting area
Lodging, if needed:
Days Inn, Oglesby, IL
Comfort Inn, Ottawa, IL
Fairfield Inn, Ottawa, IL
Fairfield Inn, Peru, IL
LaQuinta, Peru, IL
Hampton Inn, Peru, IL
Holiday Inn Express, Peru, IL