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 Water||; ||Feeding the fish at the crusher!|
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.
2738 E. 2000 North Road
Kankakee, IL. 60901
|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|
|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%.
|Maximum Depth||83 Ft.|
|Maximum Visibility||20-40 Ft.|
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Last revised on May 26, 2000