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Difficulty I(II)
Length 2.4 Miles
Gauge BLUE RIVER NEAR WHITE CLOUD, IN
Flow Range 400 - 1600 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 799 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 08/03/2017 2:06 pm

River Description


Put in at White Cloud (unofficial put-in) at the end of Harrison Springs Rd. Immediately after putting in, you will encounter a broken-down dam that at higher levels (above 6' on Leavenworth gauge), forms a large green wave that will entertain for hours. At that level, river left of the wave is a nice side-surfing hole that provides effortlesss 360's.

This is an excellent park and surf spot, however, be mindful of the NO TRESPASSING signs on river left when going back up. At moderate levels (5-7'), a center rock allows you to place your boat above the rapid and attain back up to the put-in.

If you continue on down to the Chapel, you will find easy shoals, perfect for beginner kayaking trips and canoe trips. One S-turn rapid about 2/3 of the way down usually harbors wood on river right due to an overhanging tree. Be on the lookout for strainers at all times.

The last rapid before the Chapel is a rocky, shallow affair that may cause swims with beginners, however, a large rock on river right that caused most upsets has moved downstream recently after some high water.

Rapid Descriptions

White Cloud

Class - N/A Mile - 0

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Gauge NameReadingTimeComment
BLUE RIVER NEAR WHITE CLOUD, IN
AW Gauge Info
799 cfs ℹ️ 01h59m Gauge (476 sq.i. drainage) is only 2 miles from put-in, thus should very accurately reflect flows in this reach.
BLUE RIVER AT FREDERICKSBURG, IN
AW Gauge Info
305 cfs 01h44m This gauge is well upstream and generally way understates flow in the listed reach.
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