Mud Pine Creek - Briscoe Rd to Big Pine Creek (2.1 miles)


Mud Pine Creek, Indiana, US

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Briscoe Rd to Big Pine Creek (2.1 miles)

Usual Difficulty I-II(III) (for normal flows)
Length 2.1 Miles
Avg. Gradient 10 fpm
Max Gradient 10 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
LITTLE PINE CREEK NEAR MONTMORENCI, IN
usgs-033356786 400 - 2000 cfs I-II(III) 01h22m ~ 14 cfs (too low)
NORTH FORK VERMILION RIVER NEAR BISMARCK, IL
usgs-03338780 2000 - 4000 cfs I-II(III) 29d17h37m ~ 41 cfs (too low)


River Description

This is a tributary to the more popular Big Pine Creek, coming in just below the initial 'park-and-play' ledge section of that run. It stands to reason that the Mud Pine must drop across similar geology and gradient, thus provide some entertainment as well.

I do not have first-hand knowledge of the run, but my recollection of the sketchy information I have received is that this river is a little less straight, and the rapids are a bit more succinct, as opposed to the Big Pine where the initial gradient tends to play out more as one long rapids (with individual playwaves and holes). This run is fairly short, and would mostly be done as a 'companion piece' to a run on the Big Pine. Additionally, the run (as listed here) is just to the confluence with the Big Pine. It will probably be necessary (or at least, most convenient) to float an additional 0.7 miles (downstream of the confluence to the next road bridge) for take-out. Or, continue the rest of the way down to the end of the (full) Big Pine run.

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StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2004-07-14 17:51:48

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments


2006-08-15 11:31:07 (2998 days ago)
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We went down Mud Pine last weekend (Aug 12, 2006) and there were a couple of livestock barbed wire
fences across the river. Don't know if this is legal or not. As far as I can tell the legal
navigability of Mud Pine has yet to be determined. Aside from that (and some low water) it was a
pleasant trip.
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