Schuth’s Grove

A person kayaking in the Des Plaines River
A visitor sets off into the Des Plaines River via accessible canoe and kayak launch at Schuth's Grove.

Nestled along the picturesque Des Plaines River, this tranquil haven beckons outdoor enthusiasts with its accessible canoe and kayak launch, as well as charming picnic groves. Embrace the ease of exploration through its paved pathways, ample parking and a stable shoreline that provides convenient water access. Whether you’re seeking a leisurely paddle, a riverside stroll or a delightful picnic with friends and family, Schuth’s Grove welcomes all to immerse themselves in the beauty of nature.

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Location & Things to Do

Schuth’s Grove


W Cermak Rd, west of Des Plaines Ave
Cook County, IL 60546
(near Riverside)

Things to Do & Amenities

Picnic Groves

  • Grove #1
    (with shelter)
    • Capacity: 250 people
  • Grove #2
    • Capacity: 200 people
Event Permits PageGrove PDF Map of Schuth’s Grove


Year-round: Sunrise to Sunset

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