DNR launches interactive map ‘Where to Paddle’
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Division of Outdoor Recreation has launched an interactive map “Where to Paddle” that is designed to highlight Indiana’s water trails.
“Previous river guides that were available for Indiana were outdated. This new map provides Hoosier paddlers with critical and updated information about our water trails in one convenient resource,” Director of Outdoor Recreation, Dale Brier said.
Public access sites, canoe and kayak outfitters, low-head dam locations and river miles are displayed on the map, including USGS water gauges that display real-time stream flow at stations across the state.
According to a press release, the map compiles data layers that were collected over many years and managed by multiple divisions into one location.
“We have some great rivers in this state,” Dan Valleskey, co-founder of the statewide paddling organization, Indiana Paddlesports Alliance, said, “and paddle sports are growing rapidly. I look forward to having the use of a good, up-to-date portable tool that will help plan trips.”