Do not park or put-in on upstream side of E1800 (18th Road) bridge, and do not paddle upstream of bridge, at request of property owner.
Alternate put-in is near Pine Hills Golf Course near Stoneyville.
When there is sufficient water, this is a fast fun little run as a warm-up or 'chaser' for a run on the Vermilion. Much swiftwater, riffles and rips, and a few good playable rapids.
Be careful in 2nd rapid with bridge debris. Also, beware golfers with a mean slice on 4th hole.
Richard DeGroat (Sugar Grove) and Justin Dotson (Lake Holiday) provide (2009-03-14): If you're an intermediate paddler looking to enhance your river reading skills at high water, try this creek when the Vermillion is 8000 cfs or more. The day we ran it, the Vermillion was well over 10,000 and this creek was a great introduction to high water, fast current and boat swallowing wave trains. There definitely was some surfable waves if one was brave enough to try them at this level. Great, great, great, time!
Drainage area at our listed put-in is approximately 63 sq.mi. (as calculated via USGS StreamStats Beta software).
Visual at put-in. Needs plenty of water to bring it up to fun levels.
Permits are not required for this reach.
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