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Indiana whitewater, Sugar Creek

Montgomery county, Darlington section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     1.2 miles
  This stretch of Sugar Creek in Indiana is 1.2 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-II section. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Crawfordsville, as you can see on the road map further down. The scenic beauty of Indiana and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here. The average Indiana whitewater
    rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less demanding. The nearby hotels are a bit away from
the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. There's camping available near Sugar Creek. This stretch is very short so no need to bring snacks. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Darlington section is one of them. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with not too many other rivers for that.

Briefly about the general area:
 
You're sure to come across some cheerful folks from Darlington here. The yearly precipitation here at Sugar Creek is about average. Through August this area sees the most rain, and the driest month of the year is February. Throughout the warm days of summer, highs typically are in the 80's at Sugar Creek while overnight lows are typically in the 60's. The cold days of the wintertime come with highs in the 30's; after the sun is down through the wintertime temperatures at Sugar Creek descend into the 10's.

Sugar Creek, Darlington 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 Sugar Creek.
 Whitewater Near Sugar Creek:
Sugar Creek, Montgomery County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II - 1.2 miles long (Darlington)
Rattlesnake Creek, Montgomery County, 15 miles away
      Class II(III) - 3.5 miles long (CR-275 W to Offield Monument Road)
Indian Creek, Montgomery County, 21 miles away
      Class II - 4.7 miles long (Indian Road to Deer Mill)
 Ski Areas Near Sugar Creek:
Paoli Peaks, Indiana , 85 miles away, 300 foot drop, 9 lifts, 16 runs
 Marinas Near Sugar Creek:
Edgewater Marina, Lafayette , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Sugar Creek:
Super 8 Crawfordsville, Crawfordsville , 10 miles away
Ramada Limited Crawfordsville, Crawfordsville , 10 miles away
Holiday Inn CRAWFORDSVILLE, Crawfordsville , 10 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CRAWFORDSVILLE, Crawfordsville , 10 miles away
Quality Inn Conference Center, Crawfordsville , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sugar Creek:
Broadview Lake, Colfax, 9 miles away
Old Mill Run Park, Thorntown, 9 miles away
Ken-Do Fishing Lake & Campground, Clarks Hill, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Sugar Creek:
Shades State Park, Indiana , 23 miles away
Turkey Run State Park, Indiana , 33 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sugar Creek:
Rocky Ridge Golf Club, Crawfordsville , 2 miles away
Golf Club At Equinox, Bennington , 10 miles away
Crawfordsville Muni Golf Course, Crawfordsville , 10 miles away

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