Canoes and Kayaks

Between the natural beauty of Hovey Lake, rapids at the Old Dam, and other access points on the Wabash River, Posey County provides some fascinating options for canoes and kayaks.

Hovey Lake

Hovey Lake is a 1,400 acre oxbow lake where cypress trees that grow out of the water. It is an excellent spot for sightseeing, hiking, bird watching, picnicking and kayaking, as well as hunting and fishing. There is a levee that serves as an interesting trail where it is common …

New Harmony Canoe/Kayak River Access Point

The New Harmony Canoe/Kayak River Access Point allows easy access to the Wabash River.

The Old Dam

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. …

Wabash River

The Wabash River starts at Grand Lake in western Ohio and flows 475 miles to where it flows into the Ohio in Posey County. It was first discovered by Europeans in 1669 by the famous French explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle while he was exploring the Ohio River. The name …