Indian Run - Shawan Falls Dr. to Riverside Drive (Scioto River) Access Issues*

Indian Run, Ohio, US


Shawan Falls Dr. to Riverside Drive (Scioto River) Access Issues*

Usual Difficulty III-V (for normal flows)
Length 1 Miles
Avg. Gradient 120 fpm
Max Gradient 120 fpm

River Description

Indian Run requires a huge rainstorm and then it will flash flood and start raging with incredible force.  Otherwise it is a trickle or even dry.  The city park forbids kayaking (but not canoes or rafts?) so you would want to get access somehow above the small park and not get off inside the park.  This means you want to scout the run on foot before you paddle to make sure it is free of strainers and to pick the lines on the big drops.  This is Ohio but the big falls on Indian Run are BIG and they would mess you up if you did them wrong.  Don’t play on this little creek gem if your not an excellent boater.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2012-06-18 03:12:12


Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
0.1Starter slideIVHazard Waterfall
0.1Indian Run FallsVHazard Waterfall

Rapid Descriptions

Starter slide (Class IV, Mile 0.1)

The first drop of real significance and the lead in to the falls.  There is no real stopping after this drop.

Indian Run Falls (Class V, Mile 0.1)

A vertical drop into a shallow pool (that changes at high flows).

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June 17 2012 (2341 days ago)
There are some good photos at

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