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Indiana whitewater, Big Pine Creek

Warren county, Rainsville to Twin Bridges section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II+(III)     6.7 miles
I went down it for the first time last year and loved it. The best. Can someone please give me current levels from rainesville bridge. Says Jon Runkle

This stretch of Big Pine Creek in Indiana is 6.7 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II+(III) section. The starting location is a short drive from Lafayette, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. You might be into whitewater
    rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, there are not so many other good places for that around here. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so better
not forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. The campgrounds here at Big Pine Creek are pretty good. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. On this section you do get some distance, it's perfect for a one day trip. The beautiful scenery of Warren County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great. The Rainsville to Twin Bridges stretch  
is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set.

Briefly about the general area:
Lovers Leap is something you shouldn't miss while you're here at Big Pine Creek, and the nice people of Williamsport like to hang out close by. The yearly rainfall here at Big Pine Creek is about average. Most of the rain falls throughout July, and the driest month is January. Summertime highs at Big Pine Creek commonly tend to be in the 80's. Once the sun is down it plunges down to the 60's.

Big Pine Creek, Rainsville to Twin Bridges road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Big Pine Creek.
 Whitewater Near Big Pine Creek:
Big Pine Creek, Warren County, 3 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 6.7 miles long (Rainsville to Twin Bridges)
Mud Pine Creek, Warren County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 2.1 miles long (Briscoe Road to Big Pine Creek)
Big Shawnee Creek, Fountain County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 2.9 miles long (Highway 41 to 70 W Road)
 Ski Areas Near Big Pine Creek:
Four Lakes, Illinois , 92 miles away, 100 foot drop, 7 lifts, 7 runs
 Hotels Near Big Pine Creek:
Super 8 Danville, Danville , 20 miles away
Quality Inn Danville, Danville , 20 miles away
Sleep Inn & Suites, Danville , 20 miles away
Red Roof Inn & Suites Danville, IL, Danville , 20 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Danville, Danville , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Big Pine Creek:
Summers Campgrounds, Attica, 3 miles away
Attica Family Campground, Attica, 6 miles away
Ross Hill Park and Camp, Otterbein, 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Big Pine Creek:
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Porter - IN , 69 miles away
Turkey Run State Park, Indiana , 25 miles away
Shades State Park, Indiana , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Big Pine Creek:
Big Pine Golf Course, Attica , 3 miles away
Harrison Hills Golf & Country Club, Attica , 6 miles away
Oak Grove Country Club, Oxford , 9 miles away

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