IF PEOPLE WERE REALLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE IMPORTANT THINGS IN LIFE

 THERE WOULD BE A FISHING POLE SHORTAGE

    "CATS" STOCKS MORE CATFISH BAIT"

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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
RENT MORE TO SAVE MORE   ---  LIBERAL DISCOUNT AND GROUP PACKAGES


    Canal Area Tackle Shop (CATS), 719 S. Wyanet/Walnut Rd. is located in Wyanet, Illinois. Wyanet is a great little town in central Bureau County. It's home to The Disaster Shack where you get a free meal and other prizes if you can finish their F5 burger in under the allotted time. Wyanet is also the home of Rediger Auction Services, Rick provides everyone with an opportunity to bid on treasures you might not find anyplace else.  The bait shop is 1/2 mile south of US Rt. 6 & 34 across the road from The Hennepin Canal State Parkway Lock 19 day use area. That's just 7 miles east of the Parkway's visitor center on IL Rt. 40  (I80 Exit 43 on/off) near Sheffield, Illinois. Langley Illinois is located at the intersection of US Rt. 6/34 and IL Rt. 40, it's the home of the Illinois newest and neatest motorcycle meeting destination Psycho Silo Saloon.  The Psycho Silo is just a few miles west of "CATS" so if you are biking out this way and would like to spend some time on the water or need camping equipment, be sure to stop in at "CATS". "CATS is 9 miles west of Princeton, Illinois (I 80 Exit #56 on/off). Princeton is home of the Z Tour an annual bicycle tour of the surrounding area. CATS primary interests are providing great experiences and providing complete outdoor recreation rental packages to our customers. 

    KIDS BIKES  -  ADULT TRIKES  -  SEMI-RECUMBENT BIKES  -  TANDEM BIKES

   RENT AN ENTIRE OUTDOOR RECREATION EXPERIENCE PACKAGE  GREAT RATES

  DON'T PACK  --  CALL CATS  --   DELIVERY TO YOUR SITE PICKUP FROM YOUR SITE

          OVERNIGHT  -   WEEKEND  -  WEEKLY  
 
         DAY6  BIKES SEMI-RECUMBENT 

    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 The Chestnut Street Inn and Chef Eran's ZBest CafĂ© on Main Street, you should call ahead for reservation at both of these fine establishments. Mineral, Annawan, Atkinson, and Geneseo. A locally based dedicated group of people, "Friends of the Hennepin Canal" 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.

CANOES  -  KAYAKS  -  PADDLE BOATS -  FISHING BOATS

CAMPING TENTS  -  CHOICE OF WATERCRAFT  -  WIDE SELECTION OF BIKES

LESS THAN 2 HOURS WEST  OF CHICAGO  ---   INTERSTATE 80 EXIT 56

WE DELIVER YOUR RENTAL EQUIPMENT TO YOUR CAMPSITE

   DAY6 BICYCLES SEMI-RECUMBENT DREAM BICYCLE 


    Call CATS at 815-878-7009, or email us at canalareatackle@gmail.com 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, IL. 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. 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 TRAIL

PEACEFUL  --  LESS CROWDED  --  QUIET  --  RURAL ENVIRONMENT  --  FREINDLY
WYANET ILLINOIS YOUR GATEWAY TO THE HENNEPIN CANAL


  
HISTORIC AREA -OLD BRIDGES -WATERWAY LOCKS -PICNIC AREAS -EASY ACCESS

  
      CAMPING EQUIPMENT ILLINOIS CAMPING EQUIPMENT
        WYANET ILLINOIS  ---  GATEWAY TO THE HENNEPIN CANAL




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                    "CATS"