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Indiana whitewater, East Race

Whitewater course section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II(III)     0.4 miles
  This section of East Race in -blank- County is 0.4 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II(III) section. The put-in is not too far from South Bend-Mishawaka, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The wonderful -blank- County scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream make the trip here worthwhile. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby.
    Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with not too many other rivers for that. This is a very short stretch so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch.
There are nice comfortable hotels here, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The Whitewater course stretch is the only paddling stretch along East Race. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Indiana is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy.

Briefly about the general area:
People from Argos love to come
 
to East Race, and Potato Creek State Park is a delightful place to stretch your legs a bit. For the period of the long summer days here at East Race, high temperatures frequently reach the 80's; the night is a bit cooler of course, typically in the 50's. The cold days of the wintertime come with highs in the 20's while East Race nighttime low temperatures throughout the winter are in the 10's. An average amount of rain falls at East Race. The month with most of the rain is June, and the driest month of the year is February.

East Race, Whitewater course 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 East Race.
 Whitewater Near East Race:
Christiana Creek, Elkhart County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 1.5 miles long (West Simonton to St. Joseph River)
 Ski Areas Near East Race:
Swiss Valley, Michigan , 32 miles away, 225 foot drop, 7 lifts, 11 runs
Timber Ridge, Michigan , 49 miles away, 240 foot drop, 9 lifts, 15 runs
Bittersweet, Michigan , 53 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 17 runs
Cannonsburg, Michigan , 88 miles away, 250 foot drop, 12 lifts, 18 runs
 Hotels Near East Race:
Doubletree By Hilton South Bend IN, South Bend , 0 miles away
Oliver Inn Bed & Breakfast, South Bend , 0 miles away
Residence Inn South Bend, South Bend , 0 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites South Bend At Notre Dame, South Bend , 1 miles away
Candlewood Suites SOUTH BEND AIRPORT, South Bend , 1 miles away
 Campgrounds Near East Race:
Spaulding Lake Campground, Niles, 6 miles away
Beaver Ridge Campground, Lakeville, 8 miles away
Nub Lake Campgrounds, Niles, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near East Race:
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Porter - IN , 54 miles away
Potato Creek State Park, Indiana , 10 miles away
Grand Mere State Park, Michigan , 27 miles away
Warren Dunes State Park, Michigan , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near East Race:
Warren Golf Course, South Bend , 0 miles away
Notre Dame Golf Course, Notre Dame , 1 miles away
Studebaker Golf Course, South Bend , 1 miles away
 Lakes Near East Race
Pleasant Lake, St. Joseph , 9 miles away
Barron Lake, Cass , 10 miles away
Pine Lake, Cass , 13 miles away

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