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Indiana whitewater, Potato Run

Harrison county, Harrison Crawford Forest Horse Camp to Mouth of Ohio River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II(III)     2 miles
  The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Elizabethtown, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The nature scenery of Harrison County and the cool fresh water make the trip here worthwhile. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This section of Potato Run is 2 miles long and it is classified as a class
    I-II(III) section by American Whitewater. This is a short paddling stretch so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way in this general area
you won't find many other paddling spots. The Harrison Crawford Forest Horse Camp to Mouth of Ohio River stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Indiana tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. For all you  
camping people there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
If you're dropping by Potato Run from Leavenworth, you won't be the only one. Some delightful nature is available in Harrison-Crawford State Forest, and Paradise Bottom is an out of the ordinary place to go to while at Potato Run. At this river you will always have a good time. A tour to Cold Friday Hollow is always fun. All through the summer months highs here at Potato Run get into the 80's. Through the dark hours of summer temperatures plunge down into the 60's. The wintertime comes with highs in the 30's, and through the dark hours in the wintertime at Potato Run temperatures fall to the 10's.

Potato Run, Harrison Crawford Forest Horse Camp to Mouth of Ohio 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 Potato Run.
 Whitewater Near Potato Run:
Potato Run, Harrison County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 2 miles long (Harrison Crawford Forest Horse Camp to Mouth of Ohio River)
Blue River, Harrison County, 5 miles away
      Class I(II) - 2.4 miles long (White Cloud to Blue River Chapel)
Little Indian Creek, Harrison County, 13 miles away
      Class I(III) - 1.5 miles long (Corydon Country Club to County Fairgrounds)
Otter Creek, Meade County, 24 miles away
      Class II - 6.3 miles long (US 60 to Firetower Road)
 Ski Areas Near Potato Run:
Paoli Peaks, Indiana , 26 miles away, 300 foot drop, 9 lifts, 16 runs
 Marinas Near Potato Run:
Horseshoe Bend Marina and Camp, Leavenworth , 6 miles away
 Hotels Near Potato Run:
Holiday Inn Express CORYDON, Corydon , 12 miles away
Super 8 Corydon In, Corydon , 12 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Corydon, Corydon , 12 miles away
Hampton Inn Corydon In, Corydon , 12 miles away
Comfort Inn Corydon, Corydon , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Potato Run:
O'Bannon Woods State Park - Horse Camp, Leavenworth, 1 miles away
Harrison-Crawford State Forest - Stage Stop, Depauw, 3 miles away
O'Bannon State Park, Corydon, 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near Potato Run:
Mammoth Cave National Park, Mammoth Cave - KY , 49 miles away
Hoosier National Forest, Indiana , 20 miles away
Spring Mill State Park, Indiana , 32 miles away
Rough River Dam State Park, Kentucky , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Potato Run:
Hillcrest Country Club, Brandenburg , 12 miles away
Doe Valley, Brandenburg , 13 miles away
Old Capital Golf Club, Corydon , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Potato Run
Lake Salinda, Washington , 17 miles away

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