Indiana Whitewater - Mountain Buzz
 



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-26-2010   #1
 
Fort Collins, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2003
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 3
Send a message via Skype™ to hifi
Indiana Whitewater

I'll be moving from Colorado to Indiana. I haven't been boating much out here for various reasons, so I'm considering selling my boats. Curious though if it's worth holding on to them. I'll likely be in the Fishers area near Indianapolis, and have no idea what the river systems out there look like. Any decent whitewater near-ish to Indianapolis that might make me want to keep the boats and gear?

N

hifi is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-26-2010   #2
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 137
I think I remember there is a artificial slalom course somewhere in indiana. My buddy used to be a racer and always said it really sucked so I am not sure if it would be worth it. I think it is in South Bend
tony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2010   #3
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 137
here ya go. doesnt look so bad

South Bend Parks & Recreation
tony is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-26-2010   #4
 
El Flaco's Avatar
 
Golden, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1984
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 1,888
Looks like ~7hours one way to the Gauley. Could be worse, IMO. Mot of us FrontRangers drive that far for Durango area boating. About the same to the Upper Yough, and about 8 to Asheville. Plenty of other creeks & rivers that are closer.
El Flaco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2010   #5
 
Thronton, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2008
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 668
I thought this was a joke when I saw the title. Having spent 4 1/2 years in Indiana, I would have bet money there was no whitewater out there, unless it's flooding! But I guess I would have lost that bet. LOL Not sure it's worth keeping boats for a trip through downtown South Bend, but it's better than the Wabash I guess...
BoilermakerU is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2010   #6
 
Broomfield, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 6
I was born/raised in IN. Moved to CO 3.5 years ago and all I can say is, I am sorry! I would reccomend selling the boats, find a comfortable couch, buy a six pack, and grow a love for some of the best sweet corn on the planet. If you do happen to maintain some love for the outdoors after living there through the winter, I would highly recommend the 96th Street mtn bike trail. Great fun. Good luck friend! Oh, and Brown County State Park (Southern Indiana) also has some epic mtn biking.
smonty75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2010   #7
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 2
Looks like you'll be road tripping to the SE f you want quality paddling. Being in Fishers, however, you will be very close to one of the finest bakeries anywhere, Taylor's Bakery. Darn good stuff.
energyone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2010   #8
Spits Hot Fire
 
FLOWTORCH's Avatar
 
N. Cascades, Washington
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 978
Midwest represent

Ya, s.e. rivers aren't that far away. Lots of good canoeing waterways if your up to it with your yak. The middle fork of the vermilion river just across the border in Illinois is a wild and scenic river. And again some sweet mtn biking in the area too..around danville. Supposedly some class 2-3 on the main vermilion near oglesby. Go a lil south towards brown county for more biking like was said and your not too far from Kentucky and some Tennessee stuff. Then again there's always the 'Bash.
FLOWTORCH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2010   #9
 
craven_morhead's Avatar
 
Denver, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2004
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 767
Send a message via AIM to craven_morhead
Take a look at the Hoosier Canoe Club. I went to school in South Bend. We were out on that whitewater course once or twice during the week, and then hauling down to the southeast for long marathon weekends. West Virginia and the Cumberland Plateau are not too far off, and if you want to sack up you can do long weekends to the Tallulah etc. Just depends on how much you want to drive.
craven_morhead is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Whitewater Accidents Reported to American Whitewater Jan-June 2010 ccwalbridge Whitewater Kayaking 0 07-08-2010 03:04 PM
Whitewater in the UK? iYak Whitewater Kayaking 4 11-23-2009 01:33 PM
Whitewater closest to Indiana? znshields Kayaking | Trip Planner 0 07-19-2008 09:24 PM
New to whitewater. monkeyman164 Whitewater Kayaking 7 03-25-2008 07:20 PM
Whitewater Weekend/Front Range Whitewater Championships ChrisW Whitewater Kayaking 0 05-11-2005 10:33 AM

» Classified Ads
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.