United States of America
| 124 km|
| Confluence of a drainage ditch and Prairie Creek in Ford County southeast of Paxton, Illinois|
Confluence with the Salt Fork forming the Vermilion River west of Danville, Illinois
535 ft (163 m)
Middle Fork → Vermilion → Wabash → Ohio → Mississippi → Gulf of Mexico
The Middle Fork of the Vermilion River is a tributary of the Vermilion River (Wabash River) in Illinois. The Middle Fork rises in Ford County and flows southeast to join the Vermilion near Danville.
In its natural state, the Middle Fork drained a large upland marsh in what is now Ford County. The Middle Fork has been extended into the marsh by drainage ditches. Including the ditches, the Middle Fork is about 77 miles (124 km) long.
Middle Fork Vermilion River Wikipedia
The Middle Fork is Illinois' only designated National Wild and Scenic River. Parks and access points include:Kickapoo State Recreation Area
Middle Fork State Fish and Wildlife Area
Middle Fork River, Champaign County Forest Preserve District
The following cities, towns and villages are among those in the watershed of the Middle Fork:Melvin, Illinois
Parts of the following counties are drained by the Middle Fork:Champaign County, Illinois
Ford County, Illinois
Vermilion County, Illinois