Distance: At 4.5 miles this section
takes about 2-3 hours to float.
River Features: The riverbanks appear
more wooded and natural for much of this section, though
you will pass more houses and other development as you
approach Kokomo. About 1.7 miles after the put-in the
creek passes under the CR 300 E bridge. A little more
than 2 miles later the creek passes under the US 31 bridges.
Just before the next bridge (Carter Street bridge) you
will encounter the Waterworks Dam (see hazards below).
After getting through the dam and passing under the Carter
Street bridge Waterworks Park is on the right bank. Start
looking river right for the concrete boat ramp that is
the take-out at Waterworks Park.
Hazards: You may not even see Waterworks
Dam coming, though you might notice a thin white pipe
running along the right riverbank. From a distance the
dam just looks like a thin line across the water before
the bridge. However, you should be careful as it is more
than it appears, and there is a dangerous undertow by
the dam. At all water levels the dam may be portaged on
river left. For experienced paddlers, the dam may be run
during higher flows - there is a chute in the center of
the dam. (We ran the chute at a good flow of about 200