Photo courtesy Ellie Bogue, News-Sentinel
Designated Scenic River Paddle
For the Intermediate Paddler
Cedar Creek, a state designated Scenic River, is a spectacular paddle. The paddle begins where the Cedar Creek meets Tonkel Road and ends at the DNR access site on State Road 1, just west of Clay Street in Leo-Cedarville. You will paddle through mostly forested areas and through the protected Metea County Park where wildlife abounds. Due to the nature of Cedar Creek there are often fallen trees and some small long jams you will need to portage around between the beginning of the paddle and the next access site approximately 2.8 miles upstream. This route is best to paddle in the spring when the water levels are higher.
Discover this information, as well as an event calendar and a map of 88 access sites in NE Indiana Water Trails.
The Northeast Indiana Water Trails has also developed a waterproof water trail map showing the location of the 29 access sites located on the Cedar Creek and the St. Joseph, St. Marys, and Maumee Rivers, as well as potential dangers on the water trails such as low head dams.