We are located in the heart of Indiana’s Cave Country on beautiful Blue River. Whether you are looking for a relaxing trip, an adventure, or something in between Cave Country Canoes has you covered with wildlife, rapids, and the abundant scenic beauty of Blue River.
We offer a variety of trips for all ages 3 years (30 pounds or more) and up. Blue River is also a superior small mouth bass fishery.
Perfect for enjoying nature, fishing or canoeing through the Class I rapids.
Blue River flows from its headwaters, northeast of Salem, to its junction with the Ohio River near Leavenworth. It is fed by more springs than any other river in Indiana as it drains one of the state’s largest cave areas, including near by Marengo Cave. Meandering through the wooded hills of scenic Southern Indiana, Blue River features alternating fast water riffles and slower moving pools.
As you pass by rugged limestone bluffs, keep an eye out for the abundant wildlife: great blue herons, turtles, deer, otters, ducks, crayfish, and more. It is also home to the hellbender, one of the world’s largest and also endangered salamander.
Prior to 1969, when the first canoes were rented, Native Americans and pioneers used Blue River as a means of transport. Some of the first settlers established grist mills on the river including the one at Milltown, Indiana where Cave Country Canoes is now located.
The river is controlled by the Blue River Commission, which limits access and development along the river corridor. Because of limited development in its watershed, Blue River has been spared environmental problems that have plagued other Hoosier rivers. Cave Country Canoes works with The Nature Conservancy, the Blue River Commission, and others in an effort to maintain Blue River’s quality recreational opportunities for future generations.
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