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Trip Reports

The addition of your trip reports will help make this site better and more valuable to outdoor enthusiasts wanting to check out new places in Indiana.
E-mail us your trip reports. If you have trip reports for rivers you can post them on the Indiana Rivers Forums.

Land-based Trip Reports

Chain O'Lakes State Park camping, canoeing and more (June 2003) (submitted by Lisa Rosenkranz)

Hoosier National Forest (northern section) backpacking and cave exploration on Wilderness West trails (February 2000)
  car-camping in Charles C. Deam Wilderness, including hiking the Wilderness Sycamore Trail (August 2000)

Hoosier National Forest (middle section) day hiking in Pioneer Mothers Memorial Forest (October 1999)
  day hike around Springs Valley Lake (February 2002)
  hiking at Hemlock Cliffs (and camping at Indian-Celina Campground) (May 2004)

Hoosier National Forest (southern section) camping and hiking on Mogan Ridge East Trail (May 2000)
  camping at Indian-Celina Campground (and hiking at Hemlock Cliffs) (May 2004)

Knobstone Trail backpacking trip from Delaney Park to Spurgeon Hollow (October 1999)
  backpacking trip from New Chapel to Leota (November 1999)

Pokagon State Park camping, hiking and tobogganing in the snow (January 2000)

Salamonie Reservoir mountain biking on Bloodroot Trail (submitted by website user)

Turkey Run State Park day hike (January 2000)


Water-based Trip Reports

Big Pine Creek day paddling trip from below Rainsville to Twin Bridges (April 2000) (submitted by website user)

Elkhart River - South Fork day paddling trip from River Rd to CR 600 N (May 6, 2001)

Fall Creek suggestion for paddling trip on Fall Creek in Indy, including a picture of some good rapids (submitted by website user)

Fawn River day paddling trip from Fawn River Mill Pond to State Rd 9 (May 4, 2001)

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore attempted kayaking on Lake Michigan at Lake View Beach on a blustery day (August 1999)

Monroe Lake weekend paddling trip with family in the idle zone east of 446, using Paynetown S.R.A. as put-in and take-out (July 1999)
  weekend paddling trip in the idle zone east of 446, using Crooked Creek S.R.A. as put-in and take-out (June 1999)
  Labor Day weekend at Allens Creek S.R.A., using a houseboat as our base and exploring with canoes and kayaks (September 1999)

Pigeon River Day paddling trip from SR 327 to Pigeon FWA campground (May 5, 2001)

Sugar Creek weekend paddling trip from Deer Mill P.A.P. to West Union Covered Bridge (April 2000)
  awesome trip report describing Crawfordsville to The Narrows (at Turkey Run State Park) at 2500-3000 cfs (March 9-10, 2002) (submitted by Zeke Miller)

Wabash River weekend paddling trip from upstream of Peru to Logansport (August 2000)

White River (East Fork) day paddling trip from Azalia to Seymour (July 22, 2007)
  day paddling trip from Seymour to Brownstown (July 29, 2007)

White River (West Fork) day paddling trip from 116th St. to Broad Ripple Park in Indy (September 1999)
  day paddling trip from 116th St. to Broad Ripple Park in Indy (August 2000)

Whitewater River weekend paddling trip from Metamora to West Harrison (May 2000)

Wildcat Creek weekend paddling trip from Knop Lake State Fishing Area to Davis Park Ferry on the Wabash River (July 2000)
  Wildcat Creek & Wabash River Cleanup (June 10, 2007)