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Indiana whitewater, McCormick's Creek

Owen county, Bridle Trail to White River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III(V)     1.5 miles
  The scenic beauty of Indiana and the water flowing gracefully down McCormick's Creek make the trip here worthwhile. This stretch of McCormick's Creek is 1.5 miles long and is a class II-III(V) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a pretty small number of paddling places. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are
    often easier than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that the rivers in this state are less demanding. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have
reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Bridle Trail to White River section is one of them. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. This is a bit of a short stretch so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came. If you're coming from Bloomington it's  
not a long drive at all to the put-in location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost.

Briefly about the general area:
A tour to McCormick's Creek State Park revives the soul, and at McCormick's Creek you always meet someone from Spencer. At McCormick's Creek all through the long summer days highs are in the 80's with overnight lows in the 60's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 30's; nighttime lows in the 10's for McCormick's Creek. All the water falling down from the sky makes McCormick's Creek a wet site.

McCormick's Creek, Bridle Trail to White River 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 McCormick's Creek.
 Whitewater Near McCormick's Creek:
McCormick's Creek, Owen County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III(V) - 1.5 miles long (Bridle Trail to White River)
Mill Creek, Owen County, 10 miles away
      Class V - 1 miles long (Cataract Falls)
Gulletts Creek, Lawrence County, 22 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 2 miles long (Highway 37 to Old Highway 37)
 Ski Areas Near McCormick's Creek:
Paoli Peaks, Indiana , 42 miles away, 300 foot drop, 9 lifts, 16 runs
 Beaches Near McCormick's Creek:
Hulman Beach, Putnam , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near McCormick's Creek:
TownePlace Suites Bloomington, Bloomington , 13 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites BLOOMINGTON, Bloomington , 13 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Bloomington, Bloomington , 13 miles away
Homewood Suites By Hilton Bloomington, Bloomington , 13 miles away
Candlewood Suites BLOOMINGTON, Bloomington , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near McCormick's Creek:
McCormick's Creek State Park, Spencer, 0 miles away
Hickory Hills Campground, Spencer, 3 miles away
Owen Putnam State Forest - Fish Creek, Freedom, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near McCormick's Creek:
McCormick's Creek State Park, Indiana , 0 miles away
Brown County State Park, Indiana , 35 miles away
Shakamak State Park, Indiana , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near McCormick's Creek:
Pine Woods Golf Course, Spencer , 3 miles away
Rolling Meadows Golf Course, Gosport , 5 miles away
Clover Meadows Golf Course, Cloverdale , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near McCormick's Creek
Camp Otto Lake, Owen , 11 miles away
Hren Lake, Morgan , 12 miles away
Patton Lake, Morgan , 19 miles away

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