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A

Adams County

  1. [St. Marys River: Nonnavigable.]
  2. [Wabash River: Nonnavigable.]

Allen County

  1. Little River: Navigable from its junction with the Wabash River 20.2 river miles to Ellison Road.
  2. Maumee River: Navigable from the Indiana-Ohio State Line 27.05 river miles to the Hosey Dam (Fort Wayne).
  3. [St. Mary's River:Nonnavigable.]

B

Bartholomew County

  1. Driftwood River: Navigable from its junction with the East Fork of the White River (Columbus) to the County Line.
  2. East Fork of White River: Navigable from the County Line to its junction with the Driftwood and Flatrock Rivers (Columbus).
  3. Flatrock River: Navigable from its junction with the East Fork of the White River (Columbus) to the County Line.

Benton County

No waterway has been declared navigable or nonnavigable.

Blackford County

No waterway has been declared navigable or nonnavigable.

Boone County

No waterway has been declared navigable or nonnavigable.

Brown County

  1. North Fork of Salt Creek: Navigable from its junction with Salt Creek for 36.7 river miles to its junction with David Branch (near Nashville).
  2. Salt Creek: Navigable from its junction with the East Fork of the White River into Lake Monroe.

C

Carroll County

  1. Tippecanoe River: Navigable throughout the county.
  2. Wabash River: Navigable throughout the county.

Cass County

  1. Wabash River: Navigable throughout the county.

Clark County

  1. Bull Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 1.1 river miles.
  2. Camp Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 1.7 river miles.
  3. Fourteen Mile Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 2.9 river miles.
  4. Lancassange Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 0.3 river miles.
  5. Ohio River: Navigable throughout the county.
  6. Silver Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 3.0 river miles.

Clay County

  1. Eel River: Navigable throughout the county.

Clinton County

No waterway has been declared navigable or nonnavigable.

Crawford County

  1. Big Blue River: Navigable throughout the county.
  2. Dry Run Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Big Blue River for 1.4 river miles.
  3. Little Blue River: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 10.6 river miles.
  4. Mill Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Little Blue River for 1.4 river miles.
  5. Ohio River: Navigable throughout the county.

D

Daviess County

  1. East Pork of the White River: Navigable throughout the county.
  2. West Fork of the White River: Navigable throughout the county.

Dearborn County

  1. Great Miami River: Navigable throughout the county.
  2. Hogan Creek (including North Fork and South Fork): Hogan Creek (Main Stem) is navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for the entire length (0.4 river miles). The North Fork of Hogan Creek is navigable from its junction with Hogan Creek for 4.9 river miles. The South Fork of Hogan Creek is navigable from its junction with Hogan Creek for 5.0 river miles.
  3. Laughery Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 10.8 river miles (near Milton).
  4. Ohio River: Navigable throughout the county.
  5. Tanners Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River in Lawrenceburg for 10.6 river miles.
  6. Whitewater River: Navigable throughout the county.
  7. Wilson Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 1.9 river miles.

Decatur County

  1. Flatrock River: Navigable throughout the county.

DeKalb County

No waterway has been declared navigable or nonnavigable.

Delaware County

  1. Mississinewa River: Navigable throughout the county.
  2. West Fork of the White River: Navigable to Smithfield.

Dubois County

  1. Flat Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Patoka River throughout the county.
  2. East Fork of the White River: Navigable throughout the county.
  3. Patoka River: Navigable throughout the county.

E

Elkhart County

  1. Baugo Creek (formerly Banbango or Bangango Creek):
  2. St. Joseph River: Navigable throughout the county.

F

Fayette County

  1. West Fork of the Whitewater River: Navigable to the three forks (near Connersville).

Floyd County

  1. Ohio River: Navigable throughout the county.
  2. Silver Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 3.0 river miles.

Fountain County

  1. Wabash River: Navigable throughout the county.

Franklin County

  1. East Pork of the Whitewater River: Navigable throughout the county from its junction with the Whitewater River.
  2. West Fork of the Whitewater River: Navigable throughout the county from its junction with the Whitewater River.
  3. Whitewater River: Navigable throughout the county.

Fulton County

No waterway has been declared navigable or nonnavigable.

There is a discussion of navigability relative to a determination that Nyona Lake as a public freshwater lake in Bath v. Courts, Ind. App., 459 N.E. 2d 72 (1984).

G

Gibson County

  1. Patoka River (also known as Houchins Ditch): Navigable throughout the county from its junction with the Wabash River.
  2. Wabash River: Navigable throughout the county.
  3. White River: Navigable throughout the county from its junction on the Wabash River.

Grant County

  1. Mississinewa River: Navigable throughout the county.

Greene County

  1. Black Creek: Navigable to near Marco.
  2. Eel River: Navigable throughout the county from its junction with the West Fork of the White River.
  3. West Fork of the White River: Navigable throughout the county.

H

Hamilton County

  1. West Fork of the White River: Navigable throughout the county.

Hancock County

  1. Big Blue River: Navigable throughout the county.

Harrison County

  1. Big Blue River: Navigable throughout the county from its junction with the Ohio River.
  2. Buck Creek: Navigable 5.8 river miles from its junction with the Ohio River.
  3. Indian Creek: Navigable 4.8 river miles from its junction with the Ohio River.
  4. Mosquito Creek: Navigable 2.8 river miles from its junction with the Ohio River.
  5. Ohio River: Navigable throughout the county.
  6. Potato Run: Navigable 0.4 river miles from its junction with the Ohio River.

Hendricks County

  1. Mud Creek: Navigable to Tudor Road (near Hazelwood).

Henry County

  1. Flatrock River: Navigable throughout the county.

Howard County

No waterway has been declared navigable or nonnavigable.

Huntington County

  1. [Huntington Lake: Nonnavigable for interstate commerce.]
  2. Little River: Navigable throughout the county from its junction on the Wabash River.
  3. Wabash River: Navigable throughout the county.

J

Jackson County

  1. East Fork of White River: Navigable throughout the county.
  2. Muscatatuck River: Navigable throughout the county.

Jasper County

  1. Iroquois River: Navigable to near Parr.
  2. Kankakee River: Navigable throughout the county.

Jay County

No waterway has been declared navigable or nonnavigable.

Jefferson County

  1. Big Saluda Creek: Navigable 1.0 river miles from its junction with the Ohio River.
  2. Indian-Kentuck Creek: Navigable 3.8 river miles from its junction with the Ohio River.
  3. Ohio River: Navigable throughout the county.

Jennings County

  1. Muscatatuck River: Navigable to the main forks.

Johnson County

  1. Big Blue River: Navigable throughout the county.
  2. East Fork of White River: Navigable to its junction with the Flatrock and Driftwood Rivers.
  3. Sugar Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Big Blue River (to form the Driftwood River) throughout the county.
  4. West Fork of White River: Navigable throughout the county.

K

Knox County

  1. Black Creek: Navigable from its junction with the West Fork of the White River (near Edwardsport) throughout the county.
  2. Busseron Creek: Navigable throughout the county.
  3. Wabash River: Navigable throughout the county.
  4. West Fork of White River: Navigable throughout the county from its junction with the White River.
  5. White River: Navigable throughout the county from its junction with the Wabash River.

Kosciusko County

  1. [Tippecanoe Lake: Nonnavigable.]

L

Lagrange County

  1. Fawn River: Two segments of the river are navigable in Lagrange County. These segments are separated by portions of the river in Michigan. The Fawn River has been found to be nonnavigable at Greenfield Mills (river mile 32).

Lake County

  1. Grand Calumet River: Navigable from the Illinois State Line (near Hammond) to Marquette Park.
  2. Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal: Navigable throughout the county.
  3. Kankakee River: Navigable throughout the county.
  4. Lake Michigan: Navigable throughout the county.
  5. Little Calumet River: Navigable throughout the county.
  6. [Wolf Lake: Nonnavigable.]

LaPorte County

  1. Kankakee River: Navigable throughout the county.
  2. Lake Michigan: Navigable throughout the county.
  3. Trail Creek: Navigable 1.0 river miles from its junction with Lake Michigan.
  4. [Unnamed Lake: Located in the north one-half of section 8, township 36 north, range 1 west is a nonnavigable lake.]

Lawrence County

  1. East Fork of White River: Navigable throughout the county.
  2. Salt Creek: Navigable from its junction with the East Fork of White River throughout the county.

M

Madison County

  1. West Fork of White River: Navigable throughout the county.

Marion County

  1. West Fork of the White River: Navigable throughout the county.

Marshall County

  1. Yellow River: Navigable to Plymouth.

Martin County

  1. East Fork of White River: Navigable throughout the county.
  2. Indian Creek: Navigable throughout the county.
  3. Lost River: Navigable from its junction with East Fork of the White River.

Miami County

  1. Mississinewa River: Navigable throughout the county.
  2. Wabash River: Navigable throughout the county.

Monroe County

  1. Beanblossom Creek: Navigable to Griffy Creek.
  2. Clear Creek: Navigable to near Harrodsburg.
  3. North Fork of Salt Creek: Navigable from its junction with Salt Creek (within Lake Monroe) throughout the county.
  4. Salt Creek: Navigable into Lake Monroe.
  5. West Fork of White River: Navigable throughout the county.

Montgomery County

  1. Sugar Creek: Navigable throughout the county.

Morgan County

  1. Indian Creek: Navigable from its junction with the West Fork of the White River for 3.3 river miles.
  2. [Lambs Creek: Nonnavigable.]
  3. Mill Creek: Navigable throughout the county.
  4. Mill Creek Ditch: Navigable throughout the county.
  5. Mud Creek: Navigable from its junction with Mill Creek throughout the county.
  6. West Fork of White River: Navigable throughout the county.

N

Newton County

  1. Iroquois River: Navigable throughout the County.
  2. Kankakee River: Navigable throughout the County.

Noble County

No waterway has been declared navigable or nonnavigable.

O

Ohio County

  1. Arnold Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 4.4 river miles.
  2. Buck Run: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 1.1 river miles.
  3. Island Branch: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 1.0 river miles.
  4. Laughery Creek: Navigable throughout the county.
  5. Ohio River: Navigable throughout the county.

Orange County

  1. Lick Creek: Navigable downstream from Old Spring Mill (near Paoli).
  2. Lost River: Navigable to near Orangeville.
  3. Patoka River: Navigable within Greenfield Township and downstream.

Owen County

  1. Cagles Mill Lake: Navigable throughout the county.
  2. Eel River: Navigable to Cagles Mill Lake.
  3. Mill Creek: See Cagles Mill Lake.
  4. West Fork of White River: Navigable throughout the county.

P

Parke County

  1. Big Raccoon Creek: Navigable throughout the county.
  2. Little Raccoon Creek: Navigable from its junction with Big Raccoon Creek for 5.3 river miles (Nevins Covered Bridge).
  3. Cecil M. Harden Lake: See Big Raccoon Creek.
  4. Sugar Creek: Navigable throughout the county.
  5. Wabash River: Navigable throughout the county.

Perry County

  1. Anderson River: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River along the Spencer County line.
  2. Bald Knob Creek: Navigable from its junction with Big Oil Creek for 0.5 river miles.
  3. Bear Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 1.6 river miles.
  4. Big Deer Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 5.9 river miles. See Deer Creek.
  5. Big Oil Creek (including Webb Branch): Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 10.6 river miles. Webb Branch is navigable from its junction on Big Oil Creek for 0.9 river miles.
  6. Big Poison Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 6.3 river miles.
  7. Buck Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 0.7 river miles.
  8. Bull Hollow: Navigable from its junction with Big Oil Creek for 0.7 river miles.
  9. Caney Branch of Big Poison Creek: Navigable from its junction with Big Poison Creek for 0.2 river miles.
  10. Caney Branch of Little Deer Creek: Navigable from its junction with Little Deer Creek for 0.8 river miles.
  11. Clover Lick Creek: Navigable from its junction with Big Oil Creek for 0.7 river miles.
  12. Deer Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 5.9 river miles.
  13. East Deer Creek: Navigable from its junction with Deer Creek for 0.6 river miles.
  14. Fanny Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 0.8 river miles.
  15. Indian Fork: Navigable from its junction with Big Oil Creak for 1.4 river miles.
  16. Kelly Hollow: Navigable from its junction with Millstone Creek for 1.0 river miles.
  17. Kingly Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 0.2 river miles.
  18. Knob Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 0.2 river miles.
  19. Little Deer Creek (also known as West Fork of Deer Creek): Navigable from its junction with Deer Creek for 3.9 river miles.
  20. Little Oil Creek: Navigable from its junction with Big Oil Creek for 4.4 river miles.
  21. Little Poison Creek: Navigable from its junction with Big Poison Creek for 1.2 river miles.
  22. Millstone Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 1.4 river miles.
  23. Neglie Creek: Navigable from its junction with Little Deer Creek for 0.5 river miles.
  24. Ohio River: Navigable throughout the county.
  25. Oil Creek: See Big Oil Creek.
  26. Poison Creek: See Big Poison Creek.
  27. Sample Run: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 0.2 river miles.
  28. Tates Hollow: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 0.3 river miles.
  29. Webb Branch: See Big Oil Creek.

Pike County

  1. East Fork of White River: Navigable throughout the county.
  2. Flat Creek: Navigable downstream from a point in Franklin Township.
  3. Patoka River: Navigable throughout the county.
  4. White River: Navigable throughout the county.

Porter County

  1. Burns Ditch: See Portage Burns Waterway.
  2. Portage Burns Waterway: Navigable in its entirety (1.3 river miles) as a connection between the Little Calumet River and Lake Michigan.
  3. Kankakee River: Navigable throughout the county.
  4. Lake Michigan: Navigable throughout the county.
  5. Little Calumet River: Navigable throughout the county.

Posey County

  1. Big Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Wabash River for 25.4 river miles (near Cynthiana).
  2. Harris Ditch: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 0.9 river miles.
  3. Hurricane Fork: See Little Fork of Big Creek.
  4. Little Fork of Big Creek: Navigable from its junction with Big Creek for 5.1 river miles.
  5. Little Pitcher Lake: Navigable as an extension of Harris Ditch.
  6. South Fork: See Little Fork of Big Creek.
  7. McFadden Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 2.3 river miles.
  8. Ohio River: Navigable throughout the county.
  9. Wabash River: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River throughout the county.

Pulaski County

  1. Tippecanoe River: Navigable throughout the county.

Putnam County

  1. Cagles Mill Lake: See Eel River, and see Mill Creek.
  2. Eel River: Navigable upstream to its junction with Mill Creek (now within Cagles Mill Lake).
  3. Mill Creek: Navigable throughout the county.

R

Randolph County

  1. Mississinewa River: Navigable throughout the county.

Ripley County

No waterway has been declared navigable or nonnavigable.

Rush County

  1. Big Blue River: Navigable throughout the county.
  2. Flatrock River: Navigable throughout the county.
  3. Little Blue River: Navigable downstream from its junction with Ball Run in Posey Township.

S

St. Joseph County

  1. Baugo Creek (formerly Banbango Creek): Navigable from its junction with the St. Joseph River throughout the county.
  2. Kankakee River: Navigable throughout the county.
  3. St. Joseph River: Navigable throughout the county.

Scott County

  1. Cammie Thomas Ditch: Navigable as a channelization of the Muscatatuck River.
  2. Muscatatuck River: Navigable throughout the county.
  3. South Fork of Muscatatuck River: Navigable from its junction with the Muscatatuck River upstream to its junction with Graham Creek at river mile 28.1.

Shelby County

  1. Big Blue River: Navigable throughout the county.
  2. Conns Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Flatrock River throughout the county (but with private ownership of the creek bed).
  3. Flatrock River: Navigable throughout the county.
  4. Little Blue River: Navigable from its junction with the Big Blue River (Shelbyville) throughout the county.
  5. Sugar Creek: Navigable to Hough Cemetery (near Boggstown).

Spencer County

  1. Anderson River: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River throughout the county.
  2. Baker Creek: Navigable from its junction with Little Pigeon Creek for 1.8 river miles.
  3. Caney Creek: Navigable from its junction'with the Ohio River for 2.8 river miles.
  4. Clear Creek: Navigable from its junction with Little Pigeon Creek for 2.4 river miles.
  5. Crooked Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 7.7 river miles.
  6. Garrett Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 2.2 river miles.
  7. Honey Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 1.8 river miles.
  8. Jackson Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 1.8 river miles.
  9. Lake Drain: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 1.6 river miles.
  10. Little Pigeon Creek: Navigable form its junction with the Ohio River for 15.8 river miles.
  11. Little Sandy Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 2.0 river miles.
  12. Ohio River: Navigable throughout the county.
  13. Sandy Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 2.6 river miles.

Starke County

  1. Kankakee River: Navigable throughout the county.
  2. Tippecanoe River: Navigable throughout the county.
  3. Yellow River: Navigable from its junction with the Kankakee River throughout the county.

Steuben County

No waterway has been declared navigable or nonnavigable.

Sullivan County

  1. Busseron Creek: Navigable to near Caledonia.
  2. Kelly Bayou: Navigable from its downstream junction with an oxbow of the Wabash River to its upstream junction of the Wabash River.
  3. Turman Creek: Navigable from its junction on the Wabash River for 7.9 river miles.
  4. Wabash River: Navigable throughout the county.

Switzerland County

  1. Bryant Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 2.6 river miles.
  2. Goose Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River 1.5 river miles.
  3. Grants Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 2.5 river miles.
  4. Indian Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 4.1 river miles.
  5. Log Lick Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 2.3 river miles.
  6. Ohio River: Navigable throughout the county.
  7. Plum Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 2.9 river miles.
  8. Sand Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 0.9 river miles.
  9. Turtle Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 1.3 river miles.

T

Tippecanoe County

  1. Tippecanoe River: Navigable from its junction with the Wabash River.
  2. Wabash River: Navigable throughout the county.

Tipton County

No waterway has been declared navigable or nonnavigable.

U

Union County

  1. East Fork of Whitewater River: Navigable throughout the county.

V

Vanderburgh County

  1. Bayou Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 1.5 river miles.
  2. Locust Creek: Navigable from its junction with Pigeon Creek for 1.5 river miles.
  3. Ohio River: Navigable throughout the county.
  4. Pigeon Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 5.9 river miles.

Vermillion County

  1. Big Vermillion River: Navigable for 10.8 miles from its junction with the Wabash River throughout the county (and for a total of 22.6 river miles to Carmargo, Illinois).
  2. Wabash River: Navigable throughout the county.

Vigo County

  1. Wabash River: Navigable throughout the county.

W

Wabash County

  1. Mississinewa River: Navigable throughout the county.
  2. Wabash River: Navigable throughout the county.

Warren County

  1. Wabash River: Navigable throughout the county.

Warrick County

  1. Baker Creek: Navigable from its junction with Little Pigeon Creek for 1.8 river miles.
  2. Big Pigeon Creek: See Pigeon Creek.
  3. Clear Creek: Navigable from its junction with Little Pigeon Creek for 2.4 river miles.
  4. Cypress Creek (including Cypress Creek Diversion Channel): Navigable from its junction with the Ohio River for 6.6 river miles. (The original bed of Cypress Creek is also navigable west of Cypress Creek Diversion Channel, except where the creek bed has emerged and is no longer inundated.)
  5. Little Pigeon Creek: Navigable from its junction on the Ohio River for 15.8 river miles.
  6. Ohio River: Navigable throughout the county.

Washington County

  1. Big Blue River: Navigable to the town of Fredricksburg at river mile 57.2.
  2. Cammie Thomas Ditch: Navigable as a channelization of the Muscatatuck River.
  3. East Fork of White River: Navigable throughout the county.
  4. Elk Creek: Navigable from its junction with the Cammie Thomas Ditch to river mile 3.0.
  5. Muscatatuck River: Navigable from its junction with the East Fork of the White River throughout the county.
  6. Twin Creek: Navigable from the East Fork of White River to river mile 7.98.

Wayne County

No waterway has been declared navigable or nonnavigable.

Wells County

  1. Wabash River: Navigable throughout the county (with navigability terminating at the Adams County line).

White County

  1. Tippecanoe River: Navigable throughout the county.

Whitley County

No waterway has been declared navigable or nonnavigable.