Wildcat Creek Natural Scenic River in Indiana

North Fork

Howard County Nature Study Area

Location: The Howard County Nature Study Area is located on the north side of E 50 S, at the southwest corner of Eastern High School in Greentown. Creek access is downstream (north) of the 50 S bridge on the right (northeast) bank.

Parking: There is no apparent designated parking at the access site itself. There is a gravel drive for one to drive a vehicle down next to the river for easy loading/unloading, and it may be possible to park in this area (though that is unknown). It may be best to drop off boats at the access site and then park in the large high school parking lot.

Path to River: This is a decent access point. You can drive your vehicle down right next to the river, which leaves a short and easy 20 foot carry down a moderate grass & sand slope to the water.

River Access: There is room to load/unload about 4 boats at a time. There is plenty of room to linger while dealing with boats or shuttling the vehicles.

This access point also has a covered picnic table.

river access at Howard County Nature Study Area
river access
path to the river at Howard County Nature Study Area
path to the river
drive to river at Howard County Nature Study Area
drive to river


Important: The river is constantly changing. Hazards like log jams and tree falls will come and go, so always be ready for them. Riffles will appear and disappear based on water flow levels. Do not attempt boating on this or any river during high water. Please be safe, respectful and responsible on the river.
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