This morning we had a fun time paddling on Homer Lake, located immediately north of the Salt Fork between Saint Joseph and Homer. We saw lots of fisher people and folks out with their dogs. Even saw another kayak. It was delightful to explore the more shallow coves with the jumping fish and turtles, lovely blooming wild blue iris and arrowhead. The lake can easily be paddled and explored in a morning or afternoon. However, if you are not accustomed to paddling you may only want to do part of the lake. Unfortunately, there was trash that could have been collected but we had nothing to put it in, so next time we paddle the lake we will bring a plastic bag and our nifty "Gopher" pick up tool!
Salt Fork Friends is a loose collection of people interested in sharing information, experience, and opportunities for the enjoyment of the Salt Fork River in east-central Illinois (Champaign and Vermilion Counties), and its watershed, wildlife habitats, and recreation areas.
Check out the annotated map of the Salt Fork River, showing popular access points as well as natural, historic, and civic points of interest. Contribute your ideas and additional sites by adding comments to the map post, and we'll add them to the map.