Yellowwood State Forest
Crooked Creek Lake
CCL is a relatively small forest lake with a fine population of bass, bluegill, redear, and channel catfish. It is also a relatively remote place to paddle. Rarely will you see another boat on the lake. Most High Adventure Outfitters has canoes and kayaks for drop off to Crooked Creek Lake.
Yellowwood Lake is 133 acres, and has exceptional fishing for bass, bluegill, redear, crappie, and catfish. A very nice campground is located along the lake shore as well. Pathfinder Outfitters delivers canoes and kayaks to Yellowwood Lake.
The very best paddling in Brown County is on Salt Creek upstream of Lake Monroe and on the Lake Monroe backwater. Most High Adventure Outfitters provides special easy to paddle canoes and kayaks for this area, designed to allow the paddlers to covers lot of water. Extremely stable fishing canoes are also available.
The North Fork of Salt Creek winds between Monroe and Brown Counties and through Yellowwood State Forest, Morgan Monroe State Forest, Hoosier National Forest and the North Fork Waterfowl Resting Area. This trip features outstanding fishing, nesting bald eagles and wildlife photography on a relaxing voyage. Trips from 3.5 to 5 hours. This is the most convenient trip to Brown County State Park and Bloomington.
ratings are based on a scale of 1 to 4
Duration: 3.5 – 5 hours
Wilderness Experience: 1
Water Speed: 1
Age Suitability: Any age (preschool – senior)
Ratings are based on a scale of 1 to 4
Duration: 2.5 to 5 hours
Wilderness Experience: 3
Age Suitability: 9 and up