Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Driftwood River - Columbus, Indiana

Exploring Indiana's Historic Sites, Markers & Museums - South Central Edition
Exploring Indiana's Historic Sites,
Markers & Museums
South Central Edition
Driftwood River
Length - About 15 miles
The Driftwood River flows from the confluence of the Big Blue River and Sugar Creek near Edinburg in Johnson County, to join with the Flatrock River to form the East Fork of the White River at Columbus, Indiana.

Anglers with an Indiana fishing license may fish in the river. Canoeing possibilities include an approximate five-hour, seventeen-mile, ride from the put in spot about a mile above the confluence of the Big Blue and the Driftwood Rivers. From Indiana State Road 252 and US Route 31 at Edinburgh, go west one-half mile on Camp Atterbury Road to the public fishing site. There is a launching ramp in the campground on the northeast corner of the bridge over Sugar Creek. When you approach Big Blue River and Sugar Creek confluence, take the east (left) channel.

Get out of the water at Millrace Park in Columbus, Indiana. To get from the Atterbury put-in to the Millrace Park put in, go to US Route31 South to Indiana State Road 11, just north of Columbus. Turn right (south) on Indiana State Road 11. Turn right at the first stoplight, where Indiana State Road 11 turns right, and go to the first street to your right. You are now in Millrace Park - the boat ramp is 500 yards ahead on the left. This can be a very dangerous river if one chooses to canoe during periods of heavy rain or watershed. The currents can be tricky.

The banks of Driftwood River for the most part are private property, so please respect the private property. Doctor and hospital facilities are available in Columbus

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