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Canoe Evansville
offers safe passage canoe trips on Pigeon Creek and other area waterways as trained guides provide meaningful, enjoyable outdoor learning experiences. Participants are guided on how to safely enjoy our waterways and educated about the wildlife that live in this precious, riparian habitat.

Programs can be arranged to meet any group's needs and desires, ranging from one-hour treks to full-day excursions.

Download a Canoe Evansville Group Registration Form (PDF)

Canoe Evansville Trips

Canoe The City Wild
Moonlight Paddles
Canoe Abouts (*NEW)
Paddle With Your Pooch (*NEW)
Customized Programs

Reservations for weekend canoe trips are required by noon on the Friday prior.


Canoe Evansville’s paddling season typically runs from late April through early November. Trips are offered every Saturday at 9 a.m. and every Sunday at 2 p.m. throughout the season. Special group trips can also be scheduled Monday through Friday based on availability. Children 7 through 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Canoe Evansville provides the canoes , PFDs, paddles, and guides. ACA certified instructors will be present to assist with safety and basic canoe skills.

NOTE: Participation requirements may vary depending upon weather and water conditions. Staff of Canoe Evansville have the final determination as to a participant’s ability for a particular trip.

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Size of the Pigeon Creek watershed: 235,000 acres (that means the Pigeon Creek is responsible for transporting almost all the rainwater that falls on 323 square miles of the land around it!)

Counties included in the Pigeon Creek watershed: Gibson, Warrick, and Vanderburgh Counties, all in Indiana

Length in river miles: 41

Amount of watershed used for farming: 48%

Amount considered urban: 5%

Amount remaining as wetlands: 7.5%

And the amount covered by forests: 21% (that’s almost 50,000 acres of woodlands!)




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