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Wabash River in Indiana

Trip Overview

My wife and I dropped in at Linn Grove park located just south of US HWY 218 on 500 West in South West Adams County Indiana. (around 9:30AM)

We had to portage around a log dam about 90 minutes into the trip.

We saw several Red-Tailed Hawks, a deer (doe) try to cross the river ahead of us, and several geese and duck with their little ones trying to keep up behind them.

We arrived at the bridge at Highway 1 just south or Hwy 124 in Bluffton, IN (around 1:43)

The weather was sunny with clear skies and 72 degrees by the end of the trip.

Overall, a nice quiet paddle through mostly Indiana farmland. If you go, be Ready for a shallow (6"-18"), slow-moving river.


None at Linn Grove (Berne, IN 5 miles east has several restaurants and fast food, and one hotel - Black Bear Inn)

Bluffton has the a few hotels and the best Chinese Restaurant (Coco China) and The best Pizza in the area (Tyger's Pizza)




Linn Grove Park (Start) - From Fort Wayne, Indiana
South on US Hwy 27, West on US Hwy 218 (Subway on the corner) South on 500 West (just east of the bridge). The park is on your Right hand side before you get to 700 south.
40.649251, -85.031140

Bluffton (End)- From Fort Wayne, IN
South on US Hwy 1, Turn East on US Hwy 124 (just before the bridge) immediately turn right on a stone drive which leads to the river pick-up.
40.742384, -85.171451

  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Water Type: River/Creek (Up to Class II)
  • Group Rates: No

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