Fall Creek in central Indiana
Fall Creek :

Below Geist Reservoir

Geist Dam

No River Access: Located at 10153 Fall Creek Parkway, Geist Dam is not recommended as an access point. The area is gated, and there is a sign posted at the gate reading, "No Trespassing", "Restricted Area" and "Violators Will Be Prosecuted". It seems clear that you are unwelcome to launch at Geist Dam.

Portaging: We are not sure about the feasibility of, and we do not recommend, portaging around the dam (should somebody wish to paddle from the reservoir to the river), though it has been reported that one may be able to portage over the right side of the dam. The report said to look for fishermen's trails through the weeds and trees back to Fall Creek below the spillway (about a 500 yard carry).

entrance to Geist Dam
entrance to dam
No Trespassing sign at Geist Dam
No Trespassing sign

map showing Geist Dam and recommended 79th Street Bridge access point



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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