CANAL AREA TACKLE SHOP -- NO PACKING CAMPING -- RENT IT ALL HERE
WE DO THE HARD WORK FOR YOU TENTS --- BIKES --- CANOES --- COOKWARE
NO PACKING AT HOME --- NO PACKING TO GO HOME
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100 MILES OF BIKE PATHS - 100 MILES OF WATERWAY - GREAT CAMPSITES
Canal Area Tackle Shop (CATS), 719 S. Wyanet/Walnut Rd. is located in Wyanet, Illinois. The bait shop 1 mile south of US Rt. 6 across the road from The Hennepin Canal Parkway Lock 19 day use area. That's just 7 miles east of the Parkway's visitor center on IL Rt. 40 near Sheffield, Illinois (on/off Exit #45 Interstate 80) and 9 miles west of the Amtrak station in Princeton, Illinois (I 80 Exit #56 on/off). CATS primary interest is providing complete outdoor recreation rental packages to our customers. Visit and like Canal Area Tackle Shop on Facebook. While you're in the Wyanet area, be sure to stop by Main Street BBQ. Todd puts together some fantastic sandwiches, and his side dishes spice up any meal.
The Hennepin Canal Parkway offers close to 100 miles of biking, hiking, fishing, boating, horseback riding, and snowmobiling. The Canal begins at the guard lock off the Rock River in Rock Falls. It flows south 29 miles to the east/west junction. Going east, it's a 28 mile trip past the towns of Wyanet, Tiskilwa, and Bureau Junction to reach the east terminus near lock #2 and the Illinois River. From the junction to the west end at lock #29 and the Rock River it's a 33 mile trip, past Sheffield (Home of Chef Eran's ZBest Café on Main Street), Mineral, Annawan, Atkinson, and Geneseo. A locally based dedicated group of people, "Friends of the Hennepin Canal" (friends-hennepin-canal.org) are currently working to restore the locks on west branch of the canal. When this project "Renaissance Hennepin Canal" is finished, the Hennepin will rival the other grand old canals of the world, allowing boaters to leisurely cruise 50 miles of the canal without the need to portage.
Call CATS at 815-878-6822, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make advanced arrangements (3 days) to be picked up ($15.00 with any daily rental, refundable with weekend rental) at the Amtrak station in Princeton, Illinois. We'll help with everything you need to enjoy a day, an overnight stay, a weekend, or a full week at the Hennepin Canal Parkway. While you're in the area, Chef Monika at the Chestnut Street Inn located in Sheffield, IL always has a great menu and a hardy welcome waiting for everyone. Be sure to make a reservation. CATS is a privately owned business and is not affiliated with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources or any other state agency. CATS wants everyone to enjoy, explore, and experience the Hennepin Canal Parkway.
100 MILES OF HIKING TRAILS -- 100 MILES OF EQUESTRIAN TRAILS