Flatrock, Indiana, US
Old U.S. Hwy 421 to Conns Creek (6.8 miles) (Flatrock River at St. Paul)
||I(III) (varies with level)
Flatrock surfingPhoto by Denny Wortman taken 05/10/09 @ 550
FLATROCK RIVER AT ST. PAUL, IN
200 - 1500 cfs
Sweet level. Very playable. Gauge (303 sq.mi. drainage) is midway on reach, thus very accurately portrays actual flow.
The flat shelved rock (for which the river is named) creates hydraulic jumps that are a blast. At
the lower discharges it should afford many surfing opportunities. At the larger levels, a thrill
but probably not technically challenging.
One report forwarded to AW includes descriptions of being in troughs that "I could not
see out of and at least one haystack that I avoided that was probably 7-8 feet tall."
Benjamin Swain provides (2008-04-07):
We put in at the Hidden Paradise campground just outside St Paul, rather than the old 421
bridge. A fun beginner river, some good surfing waves.
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Last Updated: 2009-05-12 22:26:25