Cobbs Fork (of Sand Creek) - S. CR 60 E to S. CR60 SW (4.2 miles)

Cobbs Fork (of Sand Creek), Indiana, US


S. CR 60 E to S. CR60 SW (4.2 miles)

Usual Difficulty I-II(III) (for normal flows)
Length 4.2 Miles
Avg. Gradient 25 fpm
Max Gradient 35 fpm

River Description

With only ~18 square miles drainage at our listed put-in, this is fairly small creek which will take significant snowmelt or rain to bring it to runnable. Satellite views of this section are often obscured by trees, which suggests wood (hangers, sweepers, deadfall, and snags) is likely to be a very common problem. Very cautious and alert boating will be necessary to keep from broaches and pins, especially if you catch it at higher flows.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2018-01-28 15:48:20

Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
0.0Drainage: 18 sq.mi.N/A
0.5Confluence: Jordan CreekN/A
2.2Confluence: Fall BranchN/A
3.0Iron bridge?N/A

Rapid Descriptions

Drainage: 18 sq.mi. (Class N/A)

(As calculated via USGS StreamStats Beta software) Drainage area at our listed put-in is approximately 18 sq.mi., and increases (from various tributaries entering along the listed run) to 29 sq.mi. by the take-out (thus likely about 60% increase in flow).

Confluence: Jordan Creek (Class N/A, Mile 0.5)

Drainage area after this confluence is ~22.8 square miles.

Confluence: Fall Branch (Class N/A, Mile 2.2)

Drainage area after this confluence is ~26.4 square miles.

S.CR100W (Class N/A, Mile 2.4)

This road dead-ends at the river. Satellite views appear to show a defunct bridge (or ford/crossing?) at this point, which could mean some caution on approaching should be taken, in case it poses a hazard to navigation (low clearance, water disturbance, or dead-wood accumulation).

Iron bridge? (Class N/A, Mile 3.0)

Satellite view appears to show a bridge (likely private, farm bridge) crossing the stream.

User Comments

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August 30 2005 (4887 days ago)
roger beamanDetails
For current information call Tim Ryle aka Mr. Smoothie @ 1-812-852-2225. Tim lives about a mile
away from this little GEM and gets on it at every chance. Hard to believe but there is a really
Great surfing wave at the put in. Have Fun.
Info supplied by Roger Beaman..