River maps & other resources

White River MapVisit our interactive White River map to quickly locate launch sites, as well as dams and other features that require a portage.




map of river gaugesVisit our interactive River Gauge map to quickly locate gauges so that you can know the flow before you go.




map of low head dams in IndianaThe Indiana Department of Natural Resources has an interactive map of river & stream features in Indiana. There are layers for different types of information — Public Access Sites, Low-Head Dams, Canoe & Kayak Rentals, USGS Stream Gauges, River Miles, and Indiana Open Public Lands. Zoom in to see all layers.


Reconnecting to our waterwaysReconnecting to Our Waterways hosts a marvelous map resource titled Opt Outside Along Our Waterways. The map shows opportunities for engaging with Indy’s waterways in our urban natural environment. Check it out!


White River watershedDownload a color PDF map of the White River watershed, showing its area and relationship to the other watersheds in Indiana. White River Watershed Map, (PDF, 394 KB)




Spring Beauty

Floodplain forests & native plants, occurring adjacent to rivers, help protect water quality, prevent soil erosion, and promote the accumulation of organic, carbon-containing matter.

Floodplain Native Plants in Central Indiana (PDF, 54 KB)

Virginia Bluebells

Don't Croak on the River

Don’t Croak on the River: A guide to safe paddling, published by the Hoosier Canoe & Kayak Club.





bluegill fish

Which fish are safe to eat and how often? Download our Fish for Fun Consumption Guide (PDF, 175 KB) to find out.


photo of seaweedWaterways all over North America are plagued by an troublesome invasive named eurasian milfoil. Originally introduced as an aquarium plant, it spreads voraciously. Read more: Eurasian Water-Milfoil (PDF, 1.5 MB)


RiverSmarts logo

Did you know White River is a cultural hub? Download our RiversmARTS Map (PDF, 239 KB) to learn more.


art of Indiana countiesDownload color PDF maps of White River from our DropBox account, showing boat ramps, canoe launches, overlooks, trails and other landmarks.

Madison County, (PDF, 1.7 MB)

Hamilton County, (PDF, 3.2 MB)

Marion County (PDF, 4 MB)