Blue, Indiana, US
White Cloud to Blue River Chapel (2.4 miles)
||I(II) (for normal flows)
WhitecloudPhoto by Spalding Hurst taken 05/21/05 @ 400cfs
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.
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Last Updated: 2017-08-03 14:06:52