Section Guides

Maps


Listed here are interactive maps covering different sections of the Salt Fork.  They are separated by major put-ins.


Mile-by-mile Guide


Here is a mile-by-mile guide to the Salt Fork River.  The guide starts at the uppermost part of the river generally deemed to be scenic. Unfortunately, upriver from this point the river is dredged out and barren.

Bridges, landmarks, and other points of interest are listed, along with their milage.  Also, ratings are given for access sites and parking. When we refer to left or right, that is facing downriver. 

Remember that the river is surrounded by private property. Some people are nice, some are hostile.  At some bridges, homeowners around will either call the police on you or have your vehicle towed, so this is noted. Always stay as close to the bridges as possible, and respect "no trespassing" signs. There is no public camping along the Salt Fork, so do so at your own risk of retribution from the landowners. 

There is lots of hunting activity during deer season, we recommend staying off the water during shotgun season (the weeks before and after Thanksgiving). 

"Twenty Sack Bridge" 1850N 2275E Bridge- 0.0

Access: good, Parking: plenty along road, Put-in: recommended 

  • 0.0 - "Twenty Sack Bridge" 1850N 2275E Bridge
  • 0.49 - small creek on left
  • 0.73 - small creek on left
  • 1.04 - small creek on right
  • 1.19 - start of Heather Hills subdivision, houses visible on left

Flatville Slab Bridge- 1.41

Access: poor, Parking: poor, Put-in: not recommended 

  • 1.41 - Flatville slab bridge, end of Heather Hills
  • 1.57 - concrete culvert on right

Bowling Alley Bridge- 1.82

Access: poor, Parking: poor, Put-in: not recommended 

  • 1.82 - "bowling alley" bridge
  • 2.14 - small creek on left
  • 2.19 - small creek on right

Interstate 74 Bridge- 2.22

Access: poor, Parking: poor, Put-in: not recommended 

  • 2.22 - 74 Interstate bridge
  • 2.40 - confluence of Salt Fork and Saline Ditch

Route 150 Bridge- 2.66

Access: good, Parking: good, Put-in: recommended 

Parking is plentiful beneath billboard, must descend a steep road to access.

  • 2.66 - 150 bridge
  • 2.81 - abandoned railroad trestle
  • 3.19 - concrete culvert on left
  • 3.48 - small creek on left
  • 3.80 - Highlander creek on left

Kelly's Tavern Bridge- 4.07

Access: good, Parking: poor, Put-in: at your discretion 

  • 4.07 - Kelly's Tavern bridge
  • 4.34 - small creek on left
  • 4.46 - small creek on right
  • 4.57 - small creek on left
  • 4.82 - small creek on left
  • 5.05 - medium creek on right
  • 5.18 - small creek on left
  • 5.34 - small creek on right
  • 5.52 - small creek on left

Butzow's Bridge- 5.67

Access: good, Parking: poor, Put-in: at your discretion 
 

Caution, vehicles have been towed while parked at this location. Be sure to park off the road.

  • 5.67 - Butzows bridge
  • 5.89 - Log Jam as of 2/18/12
  • 5.95 - Rajlich creek on right, old river gauge visible on right.
  • 6.36 - Jacksons creek on right
  • 6.41 - small creek on left
  • 6.50 - small creek on left
  • 6.71 - small creek on left
  • 6.76 - small creek on right
  • 7.00 - small creek on right
  • 7.15 - small creek on left
  • 7.21 - small creek on left
  • 7.49 - small creek on left
  • 7.62 - medium creek on right

Woodpecker / CR 1100 N Bridge- 7.80

Access: good, Parking: good, Put-in: recommended 

Parking and access are great at this put-in. Access is best on right side of river. Park along side of road away from houses.

  • 7.80 - Woodpecker bridge