Potawatomi Wildlife Park Offers Canoe Trip on Tippecanoe River

June 9, 2010


Potawatomi Wildlife  Park’s fourth annual canoe trip down the Tippecanoe River on Saturday, June 19th.  This trip takes you through the seldom seen upper reaches of what the Nature Conservancy terms “one of the ten most important rivers in the country to preserve.” Two lengths of trip are available, both ending at the Potawatomi Wildlife Park where lunch will be provided.

Note: the water level of the Tippecanoe can vary dramatically changing an easy float into an adventure. Less experienced canoeists should call ahead a week before the trip for an update on water levels.

Long Trip: Check in at park at 8:00 a.m., 6.2 river miles long.

Short Trip: Check in at park at 9:30 a.m., 3.4 river miles long.

Cost is $15 per person, all canoes, equipment and lunch provided. Space is limited; reserve your place by emailing park@getintonature.com or calling 574-498-6550. Be sure to mention if you’re reserving for the Long or Short Trip.

The Potawatomi Wildlife Park is a non-profit park open to the public and dedicated to preservation, history and low-impact recreation.

Potawatomi Wildlife Park reserves the right to cancel this event due to last minute river conditions.

About Potawatomi Wildlife Park: Potawatomi Wildlife Park is a

free-admission 317-acre park along the Tippecanoe River south of

Bourbon, IN. It is in Marshall County, just over the Kosciusko County

border. Coming from the north, the park entrance is located

approximately 1/2 mile south of State Road 10 directly across from 17th

Road. Coming from the south, the entrance is approximately 1/2 mile

north of the Tippecanoe Bridge on State Road 331.

Known for its Native American history, there was a Potawatomi village on the property in the early 17th Century utilizing the Tippecanoe River for its resources. There are five miles of hiking trails, and many different species. Endangered mussels as well as river otters are found in this section of the river as well. The park serves the surrounding five counties and is open daily from sunrise to sunset for you to walk the trails and observe or study wildlife.