St. Joseph (Maumee trib) - Spencerville Takeout

St. Joseph (Maumee trib), Indiana, US


Spencerville Takeout

Usual Difficulty I(II) (for normal flows)
Length 0.01 Miles


Photo taken 11/18/09

River Description

This rapid runs at every level except for flood stage. It used to be a old mill, but they tore it down. It has no real surfing waves in it. You put in about 150 feet down stream and paddle up to it. There is a public access right down stream. They allow fires in the day time, but you can not have one at night. When the water is really shallow, there will be sand bars that you have to either paddle through or just get out and walk. It is easier to walk. If you are looking for something big, this isn't the place for you.

For what it's worth, (reportedly, according to Wikipedia) Spencerville is an unincorporated village whose claim to fame is being home of the only covered bridge in DeKalb County, Indiana.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2017-08-04 13:20:33


Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
0.0Drainage: ~719 sq.mi.N/A

Rapid Descriptions

Drainage: ~719 sq.mi. (Class N/A)
Drainage area at our listed put-in is approximately 719 sq.mi. (as calculated via USGS StreamStats Beta software).

User Comments

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November 18 2009 (3351 days ago)
Brennan StinebuckDetails
There has only been one accident at this location. A man went down the rapid in a canoe, and
capsized, then his son tried to save him after saving his other family members, but it was too
late. He was found under a tree at 21 feet of water.