The Lost River is a geologic wonder in Southern Indiana that is so named becuase the river runs underground for the upper half of its course. There are two “rises” of the Lost River, one downstream of the Wesley Chapel Gulf and the other at Oragneville.
Pathfinder Outfitters typically launches at the Orangeville Rise and we float down to the West Baden Resort property. This is ordinarily a 4 hour trip, but log jams can slow this trip down.
The scenery and fishing is excellent on the Lost River, and the water is generally cool. This stream does get too dry in the mid summer making it only navigable March – June 30th. It is also subject to closure due to log jams.