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Don’t Tippe-my-canoe, just enjoy floating the river!

The jewel of Pulaski County is, almost inarguably, the Tippecanoe River, one of the top-10 most important freshwater systems in North America. It was given this designation by The Nature Conservancy in Rivers of Life: Critical Watersheds for Protecting Biodiversity and is looked at as the gold standard of streams for biological cleanliness by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. The Tippecanoe winds through the towns of Monterey and Winamac and has inspired many other designated recreational areas, including the Tippecanoe River State Park and a designated Canoe Trail.

Pulaski County is home to two livery services providing canoe, kayak, and tube trips down this pristine waterway: Tippy-Canoe Rentals, located along the river between Winamac and Monterey in rural Tippecanoe Township, and Riverside Rentals, located on the east side of Winamac. Dave and Connie at Riverside Rentals invite everyone to come connect — with him or herself, with Dave and Connie, with friends, and with nature — on the river. They also offer package deals out of Chicago for a day on the river that includes a catered lunch and fun in the sun at the Winamac Town Park through Cannonball Productions. This short video displays fun with Riverside Rentals, on the trail, and at the state park, plus tells you a little about our fair community

Of course, there are plenty of access points for slipping into the river with your own gear, including at the Tippecanoe River State Park, which even has a canoe camp!