The Kaskaskia River offers many recreational opportunities - both water and land based. There are two marinas on the river - Kaskaskia Riverhouse and the Evansville Marina where the Water Street Inc is located. Boating, fishing, skiing, birdwatching are popular activities in addition to the Kaskaskia River State Fish and Wildife Area with over 20,000 acres to enjoy. Nearby is the World Shooting and Recreational Complex just north of Sparta.
A great resource available is the 911 map of the river. Click here to view the 911 map.
New Athens Marina and Campgrounds at Mile 28
Kaskaskia River House
1 Harbor Point Dr
New Athens, IL 62264(618) 475-2223
Jerry F. Costello Kaskaskia Lock and Dam
The Corps recently upgraded it's facilities at the Jerry F. Costello Lock and Dam. They include RV pads with hook-ups a picnic pavilion at both north and south boat ramps an new paved trail from the South camping faciliteis to the Confluence of the Kaskaskia with the Mississippi.
(Go to Recreation at Lock and Dam)
Kaskaskia River Project
4800 Lock and Dam Road
Modoc, IL 62261
Phone: (618) 284-7160
Water Street Bar and Grill at Evansville