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Haigh Quarry.

Kankakee, Illinois


Site Information

haigh1.jpg haigh2.jpg Haigh Quarry is one of the finest aquatic environments in the midwest. This is a old quarry with depths to 85 feet, sheer cliffs and rock piles and a large aquatic population that includes sunfish, bluegill, catfish, bass and northern pike. The north end of the quarry is relatively shallow at about 25-30 Ft deep. This area contains some left over mining equipment to see, the rest of the quarry is around 50-60 feet deep with the south east corner having the "deep" hole at 85 Ft. There are changing rooms, a pavilion (with fire place) and they now have a air fill station. The entrance fee is $20.00. Air fills are $8.00 a tank.



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Diver in the WaterFeeding the fish at the crusher!

Directions

Take I-57 south to Illinois Rout 50 (State Road/Exit 315) and head south (right) on Route 50 to the 2nd major through street, North Road. North road (Bill Kay Oldsmobile dealer & First America Bank). Turn right on North road (east) for 1.6 miles over the interstate bridge to the entrance of Haigh Quarry south side of the road. Follow the gravel road past the house (about 3/4 of a mile) and follow the small sign for scuba diving.


Haigh Quarry
2738 E. 2000 North Road
Kankakee, IL. 60901
(815) 939-7797

M A P
Click right for the Haigh Quarry Map

W e b S i t e
Official Haigh Quarry Web Site.

M o r e P h o t o g r a p h 's
Haigh Quarry Photo Page

The Sinking of the S.S. Flamingo on May 20, 2000
Haigh Quarry S.S Flamingo

L o d g i n g
Area Lodging - Local Hotels.

Personal Note
2 new piers were put in this spring (1999) and they make a great platform to start and end the drive from. They are located on the south end of the quarry. Visibility was better in June after the turnover. Later this year, Haigh will be serving nitrox 36%.

Statistics
Maximum Depth83 Ft.
Maximum Visibility20-40 Ft.
Temperature Range40-75



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