Chichaqua Bottoms & Skunk River Access Points
Reconnect with the magic of water at the Chichaqua Bottoms and Skunk River. Once improvements are finished, you’ll be able to spend the night under the stars at campsites only accessible by kayak or canoe. Learn more about the camping and paddling opportunities waiting for you at these access points.
On the Chichaqua Bottoms
This access point is within Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt. This protected area spans nearly 10 miles near the Skunk River and offers:
- Extensive trail networks
- Hunting and fishing areas
- Camping and restrooms
- Water access
Click here to watch a guided tour of this paddling route.
Improvements will benefit paddlers, anglers and campers through five remote platform campsites. These sites will be nestled within the park’s network of historic oxbows and only accessible by canoe or kayak.
On the Skunk River
This access point is within the Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt and offers:
- Gravel canoe and kayak access to Skunk River
- Primitive campsites for paddlers
Improvements will benefit paddlers and campers through:
- Replacing the worn gravel access with a concrete launching area
- Adding signs with on-water directions and educational information
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