Staff Favorite

Short, Sweet & Fun

Perfect for First-Timers

Discover the Beauty & Serenity of Curtis Creek, One of Our Favorite Kayak Trips in Indiana!

Set forth on an unforgettable Curtis Creek river adventure, an enduring staff favorite that has captured hearts for years. Perfect for both beginners and seasoned paddlers, this 7-mile journey downstream unveils the beauty of the Pigeon River Fish & Wildlife Area. Navigate diverse landscapes, from an open millpond to shady, winding sections, and encounter the river’s inhabitants, including whitetail deer, river otters, osprey, and more.

Paddle downstream to Nasby Dam, where you’ll portage around the dam and continue through a rocky, scenic section. Revel in the beauty of an open, lilypad-filled stretch leading to the take-out point at the wooden bridge on 390 E. Named after the nearby Curtis Creek Trout Rearing Station, this adventure promises glimpses of aquatic life.

Don’t miss out on the amazing Curtis Creek experience filled with wildlife encounters, scenic tranquility and a delightful day spent out in nature.

Why Choose This River Trip?

Navigate through a unique, rocky and scenic section post-Nasby Dam encountering a range of Wildlife

Appreciate the beauty of an open, lilypad-filled section for a picturesque conclusion to your journey

Catch glimpses of aquatic life, including fish, as you paddle along this scenic waterway

Explore the diverse landscapes of the Pigeon River Fish & Wildlife Area, ideal for both beginners and seasoned paddlers

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Trip Details

Trip Details


*Canoes are for 2 people maximum, with the exception of a child middle rider (under 70 lbs.)

**Personal shuttles are available 7 days a week for campers; for non-campers, personal shuttles are available Sunday – Friday only.


Meeting point

The Curtis Creek trip starts at our main office outpost. Please arrive 15-30 minutes before your scheduled departure for smooth check-in.


The trip covers 7 miles and typically takes around 2.5 – 3 hours, depending on the water level and your paddling speed. Feel free to take it leisurely with stops or paddle straight through.

Group size

1-50+ (Contact our office for large group offers & availability.)


  • Boat rental
  • Life jackets
  • Paddles
  • Shuttle service

What to bring

For a comfortable experience:

Shoulder Seasons:

  • Dress in layers to accommodate weather changes.

Prime Summer Season:

  • Don’t forget sunscreen and bug spray.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Bring snacks or lunch for longer outings.
  • Ensure you have plenty of water, especially on warmer days.

Participation requirements

The minimum age and weight requirement for children on all river trips is 3 years old and 30 pounds.

Reservation, Cancellation & Weather Policy

  • FULL payment is required at the time of reservation.
  • Trip changes and cancellations may be made up until 10 days prior to your reservation.
  • Cancellations made more than 10 days prior to arrival will qualify for a credit for a future date.
  • NO REFUNDS unless you have purchased Trip Cancellation Protection
  • If Trading Post cancels the trip due to river or weather conditions, you will be offered a credit for a future date.
  • Once you are on the river or parked at your campsite, there are no refunds or credits. Please keep in mind that heat, wind, cold, rain, insects, and ever-changing river conditions are part of the activity!
  • If for any reason you need to cancel all or a portion of your reservation, the following guidelines will apply:
    • 11 days or MORE prior to your arrival date – you can reschedule for another date within the same season or receive a credit for a future date.
    • 10 days or LESS prior to your arrival date – No Refunds or Credits are issued, unless you purchased Trip Cancellation Protection.
    • Failure to check-in or contact us on the date of your scheduled arrival may forfeit your site, boat reservation and seat on the bus.
    • No refunds or credits are issued for dropping boats or changing trips less than 10 days prior to your trip date & time, unless you purchased Trip Cancellation Protection.
    • No refunds or credits are issued for no call/no shows. You MUST contact us prior to your trip time to take advantage of the Trip Cancellation Protection.
    • If inclement weather or river conditions show significant risk, Trading Post Outfitters reserves the right to issue a credit for a future paddle trip, offer a similar trip instead, or issue a refund. (Refunds issued ONLY if Trip Cancellation Protection has been purchased).


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