Whether you are looking for a relaxing trip, an adventure, or something in-between Cave Country Canoes has you covered with wildlife, rapids, and the abundant scenic beauty of Blue River. Our trips are perfect for both young and old, veterans and beginners.
Perfect for enjoying nature, fishing or canoeing through the Class I rapids. Blue river is also a superior small mouth bass fishery.
All trip information is for today only and subject to Weather and water conditions.
River conditions and trip information is also available 24/7 from any touch tone phone by calling 812-365-2705, ext. 2 then #1.
Times may vary due to rising and falling water levels. Always call ahead for the best departure time. We operate on Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
We open at 8:00 am and the last trip out is 3:00 pm for the 1/2 day. You must return before dark.
We accept cash and all major credit cards.
Children must be at least 3 years old and weigh no less than 30 pounds. Our smallest life jackets are for 30-50 pounds.
If you have a child that is three years old or older and does NOT weigh 30 pounds, then you must furnish a US Coast Guard approved life jacket.
Bring your four legged friend, but keep them on a leash. Once you get into the canoe, you can take your pet off the leash and enjoy your trip. Never tie a pet or person to your canoe or kayak.
Most people prefer water levels that are not high and swift, making June and July the best time for most trips. Saturdays are our busiest days,
followed by Sundays. Weekdays are usually slower.
We are open daily May through August and weekends only in April, September, and October. For additional hours and river conditions, call 812-365-2705 and
Most of the rapids are Class I, the easiest to maneuver. This makes Blue River an excellent stream for family canoeing.
Here are the average drops by trip. A larger drop means you will find faster current.
In the spring, when water levels tend to be the best, there are several Class II rapids on our full-day 14 mile trip on the lower river section.
We don’t hold keys but you may rent a locker at Cave Country Canoes. The cost is $5.00. If possible, avoid taking key fobs. If you must, key fobs should be stored in water tight containers or floating key chains and attached to your self or boat.
There are two seats in a canoe, so 2 paddlers are ideal for a canoe. If water levels permit, a child under 12 may ride in the middle of the canoe on a cushion, sometimes 2 small children. The weight limit is 500 lbs in ideal water conditions.
Kayaks are a great option for groups with an uneven number of people.
Kayaks have become an increasingly popular way to experience Blue River. We offer both “sit in” and “sit-on-top” one person kayaks.
The cost to rent a kayak is slightly higher. Due to increasing popularity, kayaks can now be reserved by phone.
We have Jackson Riviera’s, Oldtown Vapors and twisters. Kayaks are the best option for lower water times.
Yes, we will. There is a non-refundable $20 per craft charge. However, you must choose a trip that we are currently running.
You are only allowed to stop on sandbars or islands. The majority of the land along Blue River is privately owned.
We provide the following:
We are a large outfitter with over 700 canoes and kayaks.
We offer primitive/non electric sites with a river view. There are modern showers and restrooms facilities. Call 812-365-2705 ext 0 for more details or to make a reservations.
It's not recommended.
Tubes and boards are not recommended on Blue River. We won’t prohibit them, but we want you to enjoy you trip.
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