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Difficulty II
Length 2.9 Miles
Gauge N/A
Flow Range
Reach Info Last Updated 09/30/2003 10:52 am

River Description

Big Shawnee Creek is located about two and one half miles south of Attica, near the popular Big Pine Creek.

Winding through an intimate and very pretty "almost canyon" for much of the distance listed here, Shawnee features near constant action when up and holds a fair number of smaller play opportunities as well. Rapids are of the slabrock type common to this area with a few small rockbed drops in the lower part if the reach.

Care should be taken with fallen trees in and along the stream, notably at higher flows. (As of July '03, there was a tree down shortly after the put-in and another in the left channel passing the second small island.)

One could extend this run by another 2.2 miles by paddling all the way down to Shawnee's confluence with the Wabash, taking out at the Cty 200 bridge over the Wabash. Gradient averages 15'/mile for this lower portion.

Rapid Descriptions

Drainage: ~42 sq.mi.

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Drainage area at our listed put-in is approximately 42 sq.mi. (as calculated via USGS StreamStats Beta software).


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Gage Descriptions

Visual at Rob Roy covered bridge, found on Covered Bridge Rd, turn left just north of the Hwy 41 bridge. This is a small creek so figure a window of a day or so following a heavy rain.

Directions Description

Big Shawnee is located about 2.5 mile south of Attica on Hwy 41.

At the put-ing, there is a small pull-off upstream river left which may be used to park off the road. The path to the river, while short, is steepish and overgrown.

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William Crimmins


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1193877 09/30/03 William Crimmins n/a