Wabash - Huntington surfing hole (PnP)

Wabash, Indiana, US


Huntington surfing hole (PnP)

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

Early spring warm up

Early spring warm up
Photo of Dan Koontz and Brian by Jay taken 03/10/01 @ 10.03

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-03323500 9.80 - 10.20 ft I-II 00h44m 10.02 ft (running)

River Description

About 200' to 300' downstream from the bridge, a river wide ledge creates a surfing hole 75' wide with eddys on both sides. This hole is a lot like the head gates on the East Race, with room for at least three boats/boaters at one time to surf and spin to their hearts' content.

This is a good place for new paddlers to learn side surfing and flat-spinning, or a good place to go in spring to 'knock off the rust' when you have not been in your boat all winter. The water is not too deep nor fast below this hole, so rescue (if needed) should be easy. When you're done, carry your boat to above the ledge, then paddle back to the bridge.

Access is from Etna Avenue in Huntington. I have parked in the school drive on weekends and not had any problems.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2018-01-29 19:07:59


Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
0.0Huntington surfing holeIIPlayspot Photo

Rapid Descriptions

Huntington surfing hole (Class II)

Park n play

Park n play
Photo of Brent , Dan and Brian Koontz by Jay Koontz @ 10.0


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