Mud Pine Creek, Indiana, US
Briscoe Rd to Big Pine Creek (2.1 miles)
||I-II(III) (for normal flows)
BIG PINE CREEK AT PINE VILLAGE, IN
600 - 1600 cfs
Low-boatable? (Likely 300-400 cfs.) Help your fellow boaters with a comment or report regarding gauge versus boatability. Reference gauge (Big Pine Creek, Pine Village, 172 sq.mi.drainage) is ~2x Mud Pine watershed, so flow here could be half that gauge. Correlation not assured.
This is a tributary to the more popular Big Pine Creek, coming in just below the initial
'park-and-play' ledge section of that run. It stands to reason that the Mud Pine must drop across
similar geology and gradient, thus provide some entertainment as well.
I do not have first-hand knowledge of the run, but my recollection of the sketchy information I
have received is that this river is a little less straight, and the rapids are a bit more succinct,
as opposed to the Big Pine where the initial gradient tends to play out more as one long rapids
(with individual playwaves and holes). This run is fairly short, and would mostly be done as a
'companion piece' to a run on the Big Pine. Additionally, the run (as listed here) is just to the
confluence with the Big Pine. It will probably be necessary (or at least, most convenient) to float
an additional 0.7 miles (downstream of the confluence to the next road bridge) for take-out. Or,
continue the rest of the way down to the end of the (full) Big Pine run.
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Last Updated: 2004-07-14 17:51:48