Des Plaines River

tributary of the Illinois River
Des Plaines River Lake County Illinois.jpg

The Des Plaines River (/dɪsˈplnz/) is a river that flows southward for 133 miles (214 km)[1] through southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois[2] in the United States. They meet in the Kankakee River west of Channahon to form the Illinois River, a tributary of the Mississippi River.


  1. U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed May 13, 2011
  2. American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition