Wildcat Creek Natural Scenic River in Indiana

North Fork: Knop Lake to Mis-So-La

North Fork Lower Valley: Burlington to Adams Mill | Adams Mill to Knop Lake | Knop Lake to Mis-So-La | Mis-So-La to Wildcat Park | Wildcat Park to Peters Mill | Peters Mill to Davis Ferry

Distance: At 9.3 miles this section takes about 3-5 hours to float

River Features: This is one of the better canoeing sections in the valley, offering reliable water level and short riffle stretches. The depth of the creek in this section becomes 2-3 feet, and the average width is about 60 feet. A few buildings can be seen along this stretch, along with dense hardwood forests, steep ridges and banks and a few areas suitable for bird watching or wildlife photography. Game fish in this stretch reflect relatively good water quality; they include smallmouth bass, rock bass, white bass, catfish, sauger and various panfish species.

About 1/2 mile downstream of Knop Lake is the old Pyrmont Dam (see below). About 1/2 mile after that the creek passes under the Pyrmont Road (CR 800 W) bridge. 2 miles downstream of that is the CR 900 W (County Line Rd) bridge, and 3 miles further downstream is the Heath Rd (CR 900 E) bridge. After another 3 miles you will encounter the take-out downstream of the CR 725 E bridge on the left bank.

Hazards: Approximately 1/2 mile downstream of Knop Lake Public Fishing Area canoeists will encounter the Pyrmont Dam. Canoeists should take the channel to the right because it diverts around the dam; the channel is narrow, has a few sharp turns and tends to funnel water.

For rental canoe and kayak trips on this section of the river contact Wildcat Canoe and Kayak Too.

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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