Wildcat Creek Natural Scenic River in Indiana

North Fork: Foster Park to UCT Park

Distance: At 0.5 miles this section takes less than 1/2 hour to float.

River Features: Just after the Foster Park put-in the creek passes under the McCann Street bridge. 1/4 mile or so later paddlers will encounter the "Guillotine Dam" (see hazards below) before the creek passes under the Phillips Street Bridge. The take-out at UCT Park is on the right bank either underneath or downstream of the bridge.

Hazards: "Guillotine Dam" (see photos below) is actually no hazard since the dam is continually open and is no longer used. Paddlers can easily pass through the center of the dam, under the raised metal arm.

approaching "Guillotine Dam"
approaching "Guillotine Dam"
paddling under "Guillotine Dam"
paddling under "Guillotine Dam"
looking upstream at "Guillotine Dam"
looking upstream at dam
  UCT Park access
UCT Park access under bridge
more UCT Park access
more UCT Park access

Important: The river is constantly changing. Hazards like log jams and tree falls will come and go, so always be ready for them. Riffles will appear and disappear based on water flow levels. Do not attempt boating on this or any river during high water. Please be safe, respectful and responsible on the river.
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