This single short ledge/falls (with a campground and boat ramp adjacent) may provide some entertainment at the right water levels.
Additionally, there appear to be a number of smaller creeks in this immediate vicinity which have significant drop into the White River. While virtually none of them appear to sustain adequate size or gradient to merit a run of any length, the final plunge may provide some variety of entertainment (with adequate flows and appropriate scouting for runnability).
Thomas Visnius provides:The water quality is typical Midwest large river agricultural, but not foul or caustic. Ear and nose plugs would help during extended play sessions. There are absolutely no other waves nearby, on the White, so if you want to float down the fairly scenic and quiet stretches near Hindostan Falls, use a large comfortable boat (canoe, touring kayak, raft, or dory), and drag a tiny play boat behind you. There are a few nice little creeks, cliffs, and cracks along the river.
He also provides the following links which may be of interest:IDNR river summarySubglacial meltwater channels in sandstone at Hindostan Falls, Martin County, IndianaIndiana Magazine of History, 1920books on Martin County, by Bill Whorrallarticle on the history of the settlement of Hindostan, Indiana
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The following is 'lifted' (with minor edits) from a report filed by Thomas Visnius, 2009.07.08:
The East Fork of the White River sees 2,000-10,000 through much of the year, except for late summer and fall. I can't say for sure, since I have yet to play it, but this should be worth a 2 hour drive.
Flows of 2600 cfs may be a low level for surface play, but there could be some mystery play at this level.
I am guessing that 3000 opens up all types of play along the entire rip.
I will also guess that this ledge and the eddies downstream will pack a lot of fun for expert play boaters up to 10,000 cfs.
The river sees 20,000 regularly, although that is surely too high for any features to play, other than some possible boils.
The river did not start to rise until a full day after the heavy rains of July 4, and it is still rising 3 days (maybe more) later. This is a very easy run to plan for.
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Hindostan Falls 465 cfs
Williams Milling Company, at Williams Dam
Williams Dam 7000 cfs
Hindostan Falls at 8500 cfs, close up
Hindostan Falls at 8500 cfs
Hindostan Falls levels 1999-2009
Satellite image of Hindostan Falls
Eddy below Hindostan Falls
Mudflats of Hindostan Falls
Eddies below Hindostan Falls
Theybiles 4 Eva - Hindostan Falls
rec.boats.noob at Hindostan Falls
In the Clutch of Hindostan Falls
Punching Hindostan Falls
Dropping Hindostan Falls
Entering Hindostan Falls
Above Hindostan Falls
Hindostan Falls hillside panorama
Hindostan Falls close-up panorama
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