Wildcat Creek Natural Scenic River in Indiana

North Fork: Mis-So-La to Wildcat Park

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 4.5 miles this section takes about 1.5-3 hours to float

River Features: This is also 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. There is little development along this stretch, though you will see dense hardwood forests, and steep ridges and banks. 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 halfway through the trip you'll encounter the triple-drop rapids (see below). The take-out at Wildcat Park is easily identifiable by a large sandy beach on the right bank (just where the South Fork joins the creek from the left).

Hazards: About halfway through the trip you'll encounter the triple-drop rapids, probably the most exciting riffle on the creek. It's not whitewater, but it's exciting, and the water can really get moving.

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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