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Canoeing Bath Chute

Canoeing Bath Chute

Upstream of Bath

Bath Chute is a side channel of the Illinois River, named after the town of Bath in Mason County. It is a large, gently meandering channel adjacent to Grand Island, one of the largest islands in the Illinois River. Bath Chute offers an opportunity to experience the Illinois River's ecology, flora, and fauna in a relatively quiet backwater setting, away from the hustle and bustle of the main river.