Upper North Fork Salt Creek

Between Brown County State Park in Nashville, Indiana and the Monroe County line at Kent Road Landing is the Upper North Fork of Salt Creek. This trip is only possible in the early season, as past the first of July it is too low to navigate.

The upper reaches are relatively swift from Nashville to Dubois Ridge Bridge in Yellowwood State Forest. There are two major log jams to portage on this stretch. From Dubois Ridge Bridge downstream the creek meanders through bottomland picking up Jackson Creek discharging from the Yellowwood Lake and Schooner Creek, before going through Belmont and on to the North Fork Waterfowl Resting Area, and into Lake Monroe.

Due to the seasonality of the water flows this trip can only be done April through mid-June and by appointment only.

Trip Summary
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Challenge Level: 3 Log Jams
Duration: 2.5 to 5 hours
Wilderness Experience: 3
Water Speed: 1-3 mph
Age Suitability: 9 and up