Whitewater, Indiana, US/Ohio, US
Metamora, IN to Elizabethtown, OH
||I (for normal flows)
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