Wildcat Creek Natural Scenic River in Indiana

North Fork: Peters Mill to Davis Ferry

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 7 miles this section takes about 3-5 hours to float.

River Features: Wildcat Creek downstream of the confluence of the North and South Forks changes in character, and the creek's flow and width are nearly doubled. Canoeists can expect to encounter sand and gravel bars either exposed or forming riffle series. This stretch has more development than other sections and is not quite as natural as the rest of the creek, but it provides good canoeing.

About 3/4 mile downstream of the put-in the creek passes under the I-65 bridge. About 1.25 miles later you will see a railroad bridge, and in less than half a mile you will pass under the SR 25 bridge. In another 2.8 miles Wildcat Creek joins the Wabash River and Davis Ferry is just over a mile downstream of the confluence of the Wabash River and Wildcat Creek. Access at Davis Ferry County Park is on the left bank, upstream of the second bridge the canoeist will encounter on the river.

Hazards: There are often large logjams at the railroad bridge (before the SR 25 bridge).


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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