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Indiana whitewater, Mill Creek

Owen county, Cataract Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V     1 miles
This area is a State Recreation Area. Rafts, kayaks, wading, swimming are not allowed. Looking, hiking and fishing are allowed. The area is regularly patrolled. Says Local

The starting location is a short drive from Bloomington, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The Cataract Falls section of Mill Creek in Indiana is 1 miles long and it is classified as a class V section by American Whitewater.
    The nature scenery of Indiana and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Cataract Falls stretch is one of them. A good workout and just hanging out
with mother nature will have you coming back for more. There are some good hotels near the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. 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 a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. This is an extremely short stretch so no need to bring snacks. The  
campgrounds here at Mill Creek are pretty good. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you won't find a large number of other places.

Briefly about the general area:
Upper Cataract Falls is an inspiring spot to check out while you're here, and Mill Creek is a place with many visitors from Quincy. A spree to Mill Creek wouldn't be complete without taking a look at Lower Cataract Falls. Hulman Beach is close to Mill Creek if you're in a beach type of mood. Everybody loves McCormick's Creek State Park. For the period of the warmest time of the year, highs mostly are in the 80's at Mill Creek, and through the night it cools down to the 60's.

Mill Creek, Cataract Falls 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 Mill Creek.
 Whitewater Near Mill Creek:
Mill Creek, Owen County, 0 miles away
      Class V - 1 miles long (Cataract Falls)
McCormick's Creek, Owen County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III(V) - 1.5 miles long (Bridle Trail to White River)
Indian Creek, Montgomery County, 30 miles away
      Class II - 4.7 miles long (Indian Road to Deer Mill)
 Ski Areas Near Mill Creek:
Paoli Peaks, Indiana , 52 miles away, 300 foot drop, 9 lifts, 16 runs
 Beaches Near Mill Creek:
Hulman Beach, Putnam , 9 miles away
 Hotels Near Mill Creek:
Holiday Inn Express CLOVERDALE (GREENCASTLE), Cloverdale , 5 miles away
Days Inn Cloverdale Greencastle, Cloverdale , 5 miles away
Econo Lodge Cloverdale, Cloverdale , 5 miles away
Super 8 Cloverdale, Cloverdale , 5 miles away
Best Western Plus Covered Bridge Inn, Brazil , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mill Creek:
Owen Putnam State Forest - Rattlesnake, Quincy, 3 miles away
Indian Oaks Campground, Quincy, 4 miles away
Lake Melissa Campground, Quincy, 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Mill Creek:
McCormick's Creek State Park, Indiana , 10 miles away
Shades State Park, Indiana , 31 miles away
Shakamak State Park, Indiana , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Mill Creek:
Clover Meadows Golf Course, Cloverdale , 3 miles away
Pine Woods Golf Course, Spencer , 9 miles away
Rolling Meadows Golf Course, Gosport , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Mill Creek
Camp Otto Lake, Owen , 2 miles away
Hren Lake, Morgan , 16 miles away
Heritage Lake, Putnam , 16 miles away

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