The Sangamon River
which flows right on by our Lodge (thus
the name, get it?) is an excellent
way to see the natural landscape
throughout Sangamon & Menard counties.
Depending on the water
levels, paddlers can belly up directly
next to the lodge and trundle on in for
some drink and relaxation in an
inspiring and unique atmosphere.
Petersburg is home to
the famed “Dead
Carp Drop”, near the now
quasi-functional dam that was originally
used to keep the water levels deep
enough for the famed Talisman steamboat.
Today it makes for fun kayaking.
You can see paddlers
having fun nearly every week throughout
the summers on the Sangamon.
Petersburg’s Dead Carp Drop is home to
an active local club called “Team
Dirt Clod”, who holds
an annual “Smackdown” event each year.
Guided Kayak and Canoe
tours are available throughout the
summer months, with guided instruction
and discussion of the local history and
geological features. For details please
follow this link to
Lincoln's New Salem Canoe Rental. If
that doesn't work, just give us a call.
To make a
or call +1 (217) 632-0202
Toll Free 1-866-459-3040