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Why “Fabulous” Fox? Easy, to avoid confusion with the other Fox River in Northern Wisconsin, we adopted the moniker. Feisty Fox, Ferocious Fox, it’s certainly Favorable, and you’ll find the paddling First-Class.


Website and portal created with funding in part through a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources River Protection Planning Grant Program. The website is currently maintained by the Southeast Fox River Partnership, Inc. with guidance and continued collaboration from the WI-IL Fox River Water Trail Initiative’s Core Development Team (CDT), counties, local governments, and volunteers.

The WI-IL Fox River Water Trail CDT has been working since 2015 to establish a water trail encompassing both states to enhance recreational opportunities for residents and visitors, while encouraging protection and sustainable stewardship of the Fox River system. Key CDT members include: National Park Service, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, Kane County, IL, Visit McHenry County, IL, Real Racine, WI, Village of Waterford, WI, Fox River Ecosystem Partnership, Rock River Trail Initiative, and Southeast Fox River Partnership.


The content of this website (dated as of December 2019) is provided for informational purposes only and does not guarantee the condition of the water trail or associated amenities. Access site information, associated maps, and wayfinding information have been compiled with current information available to the CDT. However, river and road conditions change and infrastructure and facilities are subject to modification. Users of the road route and water trail have primary responsibility for their own safety and are encouraged to investigate route and trail conditions while planning a trip. The agencies, organizations and individuals involved in development of this website provide the information in good faith and assume no liability for personal safety and property of trail users.

Links to other websites are provided as an information service only. By providing these links the Southeast Fox River Partnership, Inc. does not guarantee, approve, recommend, or endorse any information, products, advertisements or establishments available on this website. The Southeast Fox River Partnership, Inc. is not responsible for the content of any referenced or linked off-site website page and is not liable for that content.