Resources and Links

Tiffany Bridge fishing by Therese Oldenburg Shopiere Wisconsin Turtle Creek (Custom)Turtle Creek Water Levels at Carvers Rock – provided by USGS

Turtle Creek Water Levels at Carvers Rock – Provided by National Weather Service

Turtle Creek Water Trail Map

Rock River Water Trail Map in Beloit/Rockford Area

Miles Paddled Website – with detailed maps and trip reports on many sections of Turtle Creek

Turtle Creek I: Sweet-Allyn Park to Dickop Street
Turtle Creek II: Sweet-Allyn Park to Dickop Street
Turtle Creek III: O’Riley Road to Sweet-Allyn Park
Turtle Creek IV: Springs Park to School Section Road
Turtle Creek V: School Section Road to O’Riley Road
Miles Paddled Video: Turtle Creek I: Sweet-Allyn Park to Dickop Street
Miles Paddled Video: Turtle Creek II: Sweet-Allyn Park to Dickop Street
Overview: Riverfacts
Video: Wisconsin Paddles

DNR Wisconsin Water Trails 

Friends Groups Toolkit for Protecting Your Rivers by Prairie Rivers Network

Nature At The Confluence – Initiative to develop a urban ecology center where Turtle Creek meets the Rock River.

Rock Trail Coalition – Development, maintenance and enjoyment of hiking, biking and recreational trails in Rock County

Be Active Outdoors – A Wisconsin non-profit that encourages outdoor activities

Rock River Trail – 320 Mile National Water Trail in Wisconsin and Illinois

Rock River Coalition – Protection and conservation of Rock River Basin

Turtle Creek Greenway Trails in City of Beloit – Over 142-acre area with miles of hiking and cross country skiing trails

River Alliance of Wisconsin – protection, enhancement and restoration of Wisconsin’s rivers and watersheds

River Network –  Since 1988, River Network has been at the forefront of expanding national interest in protecting the waters of our country and helping engaged citizens take a stand for their waters.

American Canoe Association – Paddling Safety, Training & Education

Kark’s Canoeing and Kayaking Guide to 309 Wisconsin Streams(including Turtle Creek)

Rocktown Adventures – Rockford, IL (Canoe/Kayak Trips & Rentals)

Rock County Parks – Shelter Rental at Turtle Creek Park in Tiffany. Location of the famous 5 arch bridge.

Shopiere Bar and Grill – A nice little spot to stop on Turtle Creek in Shopiere. The take out is not great here, but do-able. Or you can take out at Sweet Allyn Park on creek right and walk across the bridge to the restaurant (and keep an eye on your equipment while dining). Dine inside or outside along the creek.

Visit Beloit – Planning a visit to paddle Turtle Creek? Check out Visit Beloit’s website for all the fun things to do and see when you’re not on the water!

This Is Beloit – a showcase of the greater Beloit community

Bike Rides in the Beloit Area by the Stateline Spinners – Scenic rides near and along Turtle Creek.

Turtle Creek Paddle Video by Tom Lindblade, former president of Illinois Paddling Council

Turtle Creek Paddle Trip Report 2011 from Miles Paddled website

Safe Paddling Course – A free, online, self-paced Paddler Safety Course

History

History of Town of Turtle by Rock County Geneaological Society

The Historic Tiffany Bridge

The Beloit Archaeological Survey: Report of the 2004 Field Season
By Sara L. Pfannkuche Project Supervisor and Dr. William Green, Principal Investigator

The Search for Ke-Chunk – 2012 Investigations in South Beloit, Winnebago County, Illinois By William Green, Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College, Beloit, WI