Fall Creek in central Indiana
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Below Geist Reservoir

Fall Creek Corridor Park at 56th Street (in Marion County)

Parking: There is a small paved parking lot with room for about 10 vehicles. There is also room for 50+ vehicles on the huge gravel shoulder of Fall Creek Parkway North Drive. Part of Fall Creek Corridor Park (an Indianapolis city park), this access point is located across from the Joe O'Malia's grocery and strip mall on Fall Creek Parkway North Drive, south of 56th Street/Kessler Blvd. and east of Emerson Way. This spot also offers access to the paved Fall Creek Greenway path, and it is identified on Fall Creek Corridor Park maps as parking area #6.

Path to River: The river is a short 10 yard carry away over generally level ground.

River Access: The river bank is a little weedy, but not a problem. There is room at various spots to load several boats at a time, and there is lots of room to linger and get ready.

river access at Fall Creek Corridor Park at 56th Street
river access
path to river at Fall Creek Corridor Park at 56th Street
path to the river
parking at Fall Creek Corridor Park at 56th Street
parking area

Additional Access

The Fall Creek Corridor Park extends along Fall Creek Parkway North Drive between Keystone Avenue and Fall Creek Road (east of I-465), and there are a total of 10 parking areas providing river access. Most parking areas are pull-offs for a couple to several vehicles along Fall Creek Parkway North Drive, and access to the river is generally a short to moderate carry on level to slightly hilly terrain. The largest and best parking and access areas are located near Fall Creek Road, 56th Street and Keystone Avenue.

map to Fall Creek Corridor Park at 56th Street by O'Malia's



Important: The river is constantly changing. Hazards like log jams and tree falls will come and go, so always be ready for them. Riffles will appear and disappear based on water flow levels. Do not attempt boating on this or any river during high water. Please be safe, respectful and responsible on the river.
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