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Indiana whitewater, Blue River

Harrison county, White Cloud to Blue River Chapel section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I(II)     2.4 miles
You may find some interest in a video we produced for the Nature Conservancy, Blue River, Indiana. You can find it here: http://www.vimeo.com/2973037 by RAVENSWOOD MEDIA. Says David McGowan

The wonderful Indiana scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Blue River have people coming here. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so keep in mind
    that the rivers in this state are less demanding. The starting point is not too far from Elizabethtown, as you can see on the road map further down. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you
won't find many other paddling spots. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. There's camping available  
near Blue River. The White Cloud to Blue River Chapel section of Blue River in Indiana is 2.4 miles long and is a class I(II) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
At Blue River you always meet someone from Depauw, and do put some time aside to spend at Harrison Spring since you're here at Blue River. You ought to unquestionably stop at Devils Elbow since you're here at Blue River. High temperatures at Blue River during the warm months are in the 80's while overnight lows are regularly in the 60's. Through the winter the highs are generally in the 30's, and after the sun is down through the winter temperatures at Blue River fall into the 10's.

Blue River, White Cloud to Blue River Chapel road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Blue River.
 Whitewater Near Blue River:
Blue River, Harrison County, 1 miles away
      Class I(II) - 2.4 miles long (White Cloud to Blue River Chapel)
Potato Run, Harrison County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 2 miles long (Harrison Crawford Forest Horse Camp to Mouth of Ohio River)
Little Indian Creek, Harrison County, 10 miles away
      Class I(III) - 1.5 miles long (Corydon Country Club to County Fairgrounds)
Otter Creek, Meade County, 23 miles away
      Class II - 6.3 miles long (US 60 to Firetower Road)
 Ski Areas Near Blue River:
Paoli Peaks, Indiana , 26 miles away, 300 foot drop, 9 lifts, 16 runs
 Marinas Near Blue River:
Horseshoe Bend Marina and Camp, Leavenworth , 10 miles away
 Hotels Near Blue River:
Holiday Inn Express CORYDON, Corydon , 8 miles away
Super 8 Corydon, Corydon , 8 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Corydon, Corydon , 8 miles away
Hampton Inn Corydon, Corydon , 8 miles away
Comfort Inn Corydon, Corydon , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Blue River:
O'Bannon State Park, Corydon, 2 miles away
Harrison-Crawford State Forest - Stage Stop, Depauw, 2 miles away
O'Bannon Woods State Park - Horse Camp, Leavenworth, 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Blue River:
Mammoth Cave National Park, Mammoth Cave - KY , 51 miles away
Hoosier National Forest, Indiana , 22 miles away
Spring Mill State Park, Indiana , 30 miles away
Rough River Dam State Park, Kentucky , 38 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Blue River:
Old Capital Golf Club, Corydon , 10 miles away
New Salisbury Golf Course, New Salisbury , 11 miles away
Hillcrest Country Club, Brandenburg , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Blue River
Lake Salinda, Washington , 20 miles away

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