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Des Plaines River Greenway Fishing

While not stocked or managed for fishing, the Des Plaines River contains many species and is a great spot for anglers. Parking and access to the river's edge is available at six Forest Preserve canoe launches:

Note: River fishing is not allowed at Ryerson Conservation Area, MacArthur Woods or Wadsworth Prairie.

Oak Spring Canoe Launch: Closed for Bridge Construction

The Oak Spring Canoe Launch, parking lot and trail spur connecting to the DPRT will be closed beginning July 8 through summer of 2025 due to bridge construction. The Libertyville Township Road District will replace the Oak Spring Road Bridge over the Des Plaines River. Watch for posted signs. Visit the Oak Spring Road Bridge website for further information and progress updates.



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