The Old Dam is a group of natural rock formations rising from the bed of the Wabash River near New Harmony.
When the Wabash is low in Summer, the rocks emerge forming a series of rapids, pools, and waterfalls, it becomes one of the best swimming holes east of the Mississippi.
The rapids make for a great kayaking experience. Many people like to canoe or float down to the Old Dam from New Harmony on inner tubes on warm summer days.
The Old Dam is one of the best fishing sites in the tri-state. People regularly catch catfish upwards of 25 pounds.
And it’s always a great place to picnic or otherwise enjoy a beautiful day on the Wabash.
There is a $2 per vehicle gate fee and campsites with electricity are available for $12 per night.
The Old Dam
1841 West Old Dam Road
New Harmony, Indiana 47631