Whitewater - Metamora, IN to Elizabethtown, OH

Whitewater, Indiana, US/Ohio, US


Metamora, IN to Elizabethtown, OH

Usual Difficulty I (for normal flows)
Length 34 Miles
Avg. Gradient 6 fpm
Max Gradient 6 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-03276500 100 - 3000 cfs I 00h41m 3590 cfs (too high)

River Description

Despite its promising name, the Whitewater River holds very little true whitewater. This reach is quite popular for canoeing, and boaters will find good swift current, minor rapids, and (perhaps, at the right water levels) a few potentially surfable waves.

While the majority of miles of the Whitewater River lie in Indiana, it flows into the state of Ohio (to its confluence with the Great Miami, before it, in turn, runs into the Ohio River). That short stretch in Ohio is one of only three which the state of Ohio has named to "exceptional water quality" status, according to the Ohio EPA. (The other 2 are the Mohican and the Tuscarawas.) It also has 100% attainment of aquatic life.

Putin: Metamora, near roadside park on U. S. 52 just west of Metamora.
Takeout: northeast corner of Jameson Road bridge (south of Harrison, Ohio on the Indiana-Ohio state line).
Alternate takeout: Lost Bridge on the Great Miami River in Ohio.

Note: for a reach this long, there certainly are other put-in and take-out options for shorter runs. Logged-in registered users might help out fellow boaters by adding a comment to list your favorite sections (put-in and take-out) and telling a bit about what is available on that section and what flows you like best for it.

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Last Updated: 2017-08-05 10:43:55


Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
0.0Gauge: 1,224 sq.mi.N/A

Rapid Descriptions

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