Wildcat Creek Natural Scenic River in Indiana

Wildcat Creek Natural Scenic River in Indiana

paddlers canoeing and kayaking Wildcat CreekWelcome to The Wildcat Creek Stream Guide!

We have put together an Easy to Use and complete Guide to help you enjoy this wonderful and scenic river. We start describing the river near Greentown (east of Kokomo) and end on the Wabash River in Lafayette.

Wildcat Creek is very scenic and is teaming with wildlife. There is one outfitter offering trips on a section of the river, but this website will also help visitors plan trips on their own.


We have identified the information that you will probably need to plan your next trip to Wildcat Creek. It is important to know about:

  1. Access Points - We have printable maps to the access points as well as detailed pictures of the parking, path to the river, and river access for every access point to the river.
  2. River Segments - We have created printable maps of the river segments that you will be traveling on. We show you mileages, bridges and power lines that you will be going under.
  3. Current Stream Flow - Click here to find out how Wildcat Creek is running right now! We have included some interpretations of what the flow level actually means in terms of the feel of the river.
  4. Local Weather - See what the weather will be for the day(s) of your intended trip on Wildcat Creek.
  5. Area Lodging - Find the perfect place to stay in the area so you can enjoy a day or two on the water, and take in some other area attractions.
  6. Additional information - There are many businesses and organizations that can help you enjoy Wildcat Creek.


The North Fork and South Fork of Wildcat Creek offer the best canoeing opportunities. This website shows you where to access the creek yourself for some paddling fun. Four to five days of canoe trips are described on this website. However, if you want to rent a canoe or kayak, check out the great canoe livery operating on the river, Wildcat Canoe and Kayak Too.

Wildcat Creek is also an excellent place to enjoy quality fishing and birdwatching. The river corridor is alive with a variety of wildlife. This website gives you the important details on all the access points to the river so you can enjoy it.


Wildcat Creek consists of three main forks-North, South, and Middle. All forks flow in a general east-west direction through varied topography and land uses, including cropland, pasture, forest and developed areas.

Much of the bedrock in the Wildcat valley has been eroded by pre-glacial drainage, and the valley has been covered by glacial drift as a result of glaciation. Several large glacial kames (mounds) are visible from the South Fork of Wildcat Creek. The North Fork of Wildcat cuts through bedrock in a few areas, creating scenic overlooks up to 130 feet above the stream.


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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