Rock Creek, Indiana, US
County Rd 200s to 150s (1.75 miles)
||I-II (for normal flows)
First WavePhoto of Brian Koontz by Jay Koontz taken 10/13/01
This is a small creek with some small rapids (mostly class 1+ except at high water) and having a
rock bottom and rock banks. The current is fast all the way so if you don't stop to play it
is a short fast run. At low to medium levels this is a good beginner stream, having some small
waves to surf, eddies to catch, and a few rocks to dodge. At high flows it gets pushy with
nice-sized waves and eddies along the banks, however at such flows one must watch out for trees.
The creek runs through a woods which is public property.
This makes a good warm up for the bigger rapids on the Wabash and, quite conveniently, has
the same take out. (If you have three vehicles, each of which can handle all boats and boaters,
you could meet at take-out, leaving two vehicles, drive one vehicle up to put-in for this run,
boat down, load into a second vehicle and drive to put-in for the Wabash, boat down, then load
into final vehicle to drive and retrieve the other two shuttle vehicles!)
On March 15, 2008 there were two trees down. The first is after you run the third small ledge and
you come to an island. Take the right side, as there is a tree blocking most of the left side.
Downstream a bit there is also a tree on the right. At low-to-moderate flows it is easy to see
(if you watch for it) and run to the left. At high water this can be mostly under water and hard
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Last Updated: 2018-01-29 18:40:41