Rock Creek - County Rd 200s to 150s (1.75 miles)

Rock Creek, Indiana, US


County Rd 200s to 150s (1.75 miles)

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 1.75 Miles
Avg. Gradient 18 fpm
Max Gradient 24 fpm

River Description

Rock Creek

This is a small Creek with a rock bottom, some small rapids and rock banks. The current is fast all the way and if you don't stop to play it is a short fast run. At low to medium levels this is a good beginner stream with some small waves to surf , some eddies to catch and a few rocks to dodge. At high flows it gets pushy with nice sized waves and eddies along the banks but watch out for trees. The creek runs through a nice woods that is public property.

This makes a good warm up for the bigger rapids on the Wabash and has the same take out. Mostly a class 1+ except at high water.

Watch out for trees on this one


On March-15-08 there were two trees down. After you run the third small ledge you will come to an island, take the right side. There is a tree blocking most of the left side

Down a ways there is also a tree on the right, it is not hard to miss just watch for it and run left. At high water this can be mostly under water and hard to spot.


I can be reached by e-mail if you want more info or to let me know of any changes

StreamTeam Status: Verified
Last Updated: 2008-03-27 14:16:24


Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
0.0Drainage: ~94 sq.mi.N/A
0.5Eddy TurnIPlayspot Photo

Rapid Descriptions

Drainage: ~94 sq.mi. (Class N/A)

Drainage area at our listed put-in is approximately 94 sq.mi. (as calculated via USGS StreamStats Beta software).

Eddy Turn (Class I, Mile 0.5)


Photo of Brian Koontz by Jay Koontz taken 10/13/01

A small drop along a rock face. Catch the top left eddy peal out,run the drop,catch the bottom left eddy. Ferry across to the river right eddy and go up and ferry across to the top left eddy again.

User Comments

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September 21 2014 (1215 days ago)
jstruble (156583)
Ran today 9-22-14 with my son and a couple frinds for the first time. Wabash Markle guage was
around. 800-900 and it was a nice run, good water level. Was just up to the banks in spots. Good
waves and continuous flow. A few nice play spots. Easy put in and take out (both on public land).
You could lap this easily many times. We ran this then the wabash which shares the same take out.
No major hazards. All channels were passable. The tree on the left of that island is easily seen
and easy to avoid.

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