Wabash, Indiana, US
|Usual Difficulty||I-II (for normal flows)|
|WABASH RIVER AT HUNTINGTON, IN|
|usgs-03323500||9.80 - 10.20 ft||I-II||02h13m||9.36 ft (too low)|
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.
|Mile||Rapid Name||Class||Features (Legend)|
|0.0||Huntington surfing hole||II|