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Indiana whitewater, Big Shawnee Creek

Fountain county, Highway 41 to 70 W Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     2.9 miles
  The nature scenery of Fountain County and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Crawfordsville, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This stretch of Big Shawnee Creek is 2.9 miles long and has been rated as a class II section by American Whitewater. This is a somewhat short section so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on
    the river in one stretch. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Getting a good workout
and spending some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with not too many other spots for that. There are a few other stretches in this river system that  
can be paddled as well.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Big Shawnee Creek there are plenty of folks from Attica. All through the long summer days highs here at Big Shawnee Creek get into the 80's. Throughout the moonlight hours it's typically in the 60's. The wintertime brings highs down to the 30's; winter nights come with lows in the 10's to Big Shawnee Creek. Big Shawnee Creek is a good place of typical rainfall. Of all the months in a year May is the one with the most rain, and January is when it's the driest.

Big Shawnee Creek, Highway 41 to 70 W Road road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Big Shawnee Creek.
 Whitewater Near Big Shawnee Creek:
Big Shawnee Creek, Fountain County, 1 miles away
      Class II - 2.9 miles long (Highway 41 to 70 W Road)
Big Pine Creek, Warren County, 9 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 6.7 miles long (Rainsville to Twin Bridges)
Mud Pine Creek, Warren County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 2.1 miles long (Briscoe Road to Big Pine Creek)
Indian Creek, Montgomery County, 24 miles away
      Class II - 4.7 miles long (Indian Road to Deer Mill)
Rattlesnake Creek, Montgomery County, 25 miles away
      Class II(III) - 3.5 miles long (CR-275 W to Offield Monument Road)
 Ski Areas Near Big Shawnee Creek:
Four Lakes, Illinois , 99 miles away, 100 foot drop, 7 lifts, 7 runs
 Hotels Near Big Shawnee Creek:
Super 8 Danville, Danville , 20 miles away
Quality Inn Danville, Danville , 21 miles away
Red Roof Inn & Suites Danville, IL, Danville , 21 miles away
Sleep Inn & Suites, Danville , 21 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Danville, Danville , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Big Shawnee Creek:
Attica Family Campground, Attica, 1 miles away
Summers Campgrounds, Attica, 8 miles away
Sugar Mill Lake and Campgrounds, Hillsboro, 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Big Shawnee Creek:
Turkey Run State Park, Indiana , 19 miles away
Shades State Park, Indiana , 21 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Big Shawnee Creek:
Harrison Hills Golf & Country Club, Attica , 2 miles away
Big Pine Golf Course, Attica , 6 miles away
Twin Lakes Golf Club, Hillsboro , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Big Shawnee Creek
Terre Haute Boys Club Lake, Parke , 19 miles away

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