Deer's Mill Livery

Canoe, Kayak & Tube Trips

 

 

 

CANOE, KAYAK AND TUBE TRIPS FROM DEER'S MILL LIVERY

 

The 2016 Canoe / Kayak season it over, but we are open for camping and cabins until Oct.23.

 

 

FULL DAY CANOE AND KAYAK TRIPS

 

Trip 1A - Upper 15-Mile Whitewater Trip

The Upper Trip starts with a shuttle from our Deer's Mill Livery(point 7 on map) to Crawfordsville (point 1 on map). You’ll paddle between narrow channels, around large rocks, along shale bluffs, past historical landmarks, and through Pine Hills Nature Preserve. Pack a cooler for a picnic, try your luck at fishing, hunt for fossils and Indian relics, or see if you can catch a glimpse of a Bald Eagle. After 15 miles this paddle ends at our Deer's Mill Livery (point 7 on map). Depending on water level this trip typically takes *6 hours.

*DEPARTURE TIMES: Not Available

Mon.-Fri. 8:30 AM

Sat., Sun., holidays 8:30 AM

Must register 30 minutes prior to departure time.

 

RATES: Includes all Taxes, Paddles, Life Jackets and Shuttle for 2 people per canoe or 1 per kayak.

**With Reservation:
Rental of 1-5 canoes/kayaks: $40.00 per canoe/kayak
Rental of *6 or more canoes/kayaks: $35.00 per canoe/kayak

Without Reservation:
$45.00 per canoe/kayak

Refundable late fee/damage deposit of $10.00 per canoe/kayak is required at time of rental. Additional fees will be charged for lost, broken or abandoned equipment.

 

Canoe rates are based on two people per canoe. Third person (small child ONLY-no canoe rental with three adults) $6.00

Seat cushion/seat back rental $3.00
Private canoe/kayak livery $25.00 per craft per day

*Group Leaders: To qualify for group rate, group leader must reserve and pay for entire group. Otherwise, full price will be charged.

**RERSERVATIONS require payment in full and need to be made at least one day in advance of event.  Reservation payments are NONREFUNDABLE. 
(For availability, reservations are recommended at least two weeks in advance.)

 

Each participant is required to sign a liability waiver. Waivers must be signed and turned in at your arrival.

RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

Click on River Policies for the full list of canoeing, kayaking and tubing policies.

*Departure times and trip duration times are based on ideal water conditions and vary depending on water level and time of year. Always call ahead to confirm. REMINDER: Departure times are Eastern Time.

 

Trip 1B - Upper 10-Mile Whitewater Trip

The 10-mile trip starts with a shuttle from our Deer's Mill Livery (point 5 on map). Experience the same stretch of creek as Trip 1A minus the first 5 miles. This trip ends at our Deer's Mill Livery (point 7 on map). Depending on water level this trip typically takes *4 hours.

*DEPARTURE TIMES:

8:30, 9:30, 10:30 weekends olny

Must register 30 minutes prior to departure time.

RATES: Includes all Taxes, Paddles, Life Jackets and Shuttle for 2 people per canoe or 1 per kayak.

**With Reservation:
Rental of 1-5 canoes/kayaks: $40.00 per canoe/kayak
Rental of *6 or more canoes/kayaks: $35.00 per canoe/kayak

Without Reservation:
$45.00 per canoe/kayak

Refundable late fee/damage deposit of $10.00 per canoe/kayak is required at time of rental. Additional fees will be charged for lost, broken or abandoned equipment.

Canoe rates are based on two people per canoe. Third person (small child ONLY-no canoe rental with three adults) $6.00

Seat cushion/seat back rental $3.00
Private canoe/kayak livery $25.00 per craft per day

*Group Leaders: To qualify for group rate, group leader must reserve and pay for entire group. Otherwise, full price will be charged.

**RERSERVATIONS require payment in full and need to be made at least one day in advance of event.  Reservation payments are NONREFUNDABLE. 
(For availability, reservations are recommended at least two weeks in advance.)

 

Each participant is required to sign a liability waiver. Waivers must be signed and turned in at your arrival.

RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

Click on River Policies for the full list of canoeing, kayaking and tubing policies.

*Departure times and trip duration times are based on ideal water conditions and vary depending on water level and time of year. Always call ahead to confirm. REMINDER: Departure times are Eastern Time.

 

 

Trip 2 - Lower Scenic Trip

The Lower Trip starts at our Deer's Mill Livery (point 7 on map) and meanders through Shades State Park and Turkey Run State Park. You’ll float through deep canyons, beneath historic covered bridges, and maybe catch a glimpse of a Bald Eagle. Islands and beaches offer serene spots for picnicking, and looking for fossils and Indian relics. Winding through the heart of Parke County Covered Bridge Country, this trip is, no doubt, the most scenic in the Midwest. After 15 miles the trip ends at Cox Ford Covered Bridge (point 11 on map). Depending on water level this trip typically takes *6 hours.

*DEPARTURE TIMES: Not Available

8:00, 8:30, 9:00, 9:30AM Weekends only

Must register 30 minutes prior to departure time, except for the 8:00 AM departure.

 

RATES: Includes all Taxes, Paddles, Life Jackets and Shuttle for 2 people per canoe or 1 per kayak.

**With Reservation:
Rental of 1-5 canoes/kayaks: $40.00 per canoe/kayak
Rental of *6 or more canoes/kayaks: $35.00 per canoe/kayak

Without Reservation:
$45.00 per canoe/kayak

Refundable late fee/damage deposit of $10.00 per canoe/kayak is required at time of rental. Additional fees will be charged for lost, broken or abandoned equipment.

 

Canoe rates are based on two people per canoe. Third person (small child ONLY-no canoe rental with three adults) $6.00

Seat cushion/seat back rental $3.00
Private canoe/kayak livery $25.00 per craft per day

*Group Leaders: To qualify for group rate, group leader must reserve and pay for entire group. Otherwise, full price will be charged.

**RERSERVATIONS require payment in full and need to be made at least one day in advance of event.  Reservation payments are NONREFUNDABLE. 
(For availability, reservations are recommended at least two weeks in advance.)

 

Each participant is required to sign a liability waiver. Waivers must be signed and turned in at your arrival.

RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

Click on River Policies for the full list of canoeing, kayaking and tubing policies.

*Departure times and trip duration times are based on ideal water conditions and vary depending on water level and time of year. Always call ahead to confirm. REMINDER: Departure times are Eastern Time.

 

 

0VERNIGHT CANOE AND KAYAK TRIPS

 

Trip 3A - Overnight 30-Mile Trip

This trip incorporates Trips 1A and 2 into a two-day, **two-night camping excursion. It is a 30-mile journey through the pristine wilderness corridor of Sugar Creek. The trip starts with a shuttle from our Deer's Mill Livery (point 7 on map) to Crawfordsville (point 1 on map). You’ll paddle between narrow channels, around large rocks, along shale bluffs, past historical landmarks, and through Pine Hills Nature Preserve (be on the watch for Bald Eagles). You'll end the first day at the Canyon campground (point 7 on map) which is located at the halfway point across the creek from our livery at Deer’s Mill Covered Bridge. You'll begin the second day of canoeing from the Canyon campground (point 7 on map) and meander through Shades State Park and Turkey Run State Park. You’ll float through deep canyons and beneath historic covered bridges,winding through the heart of Parke County Covered Bridge Country. After 15-miles the second day the trip ends at Cox Ford Covered Bridge (point 11 on map). **On weekends this trip requires camping on Friday & Saturday.

*DEPARTURE TIMES: Not Available

Mon.-Fri. 8:30 AM

Sat., Sun., holidays 8:30 AM

Must register 30 minutes prior to departure time.

 

RATES: Includes all Taxes, Paddles, Life Jackets and Shuttle for 2 people per canoe or 1 per kayak. (Trip rate does not include camping fee.)

**With Reservation:
Rental of 1-5 canoes/kayaks: $80.00 per canoe/kayak
Rental of *6 or more canoes/kayaks: $70.00 per canoe/kayak

Without Reservation:
$90.00 per canoe/kayak

Refundable late fee/damage deposit of $10.00 per canoe/kayak is required at time of rental. Additional fees will be charged for lost, broken or abandoned equipment.

 

Canoe rates are based on two people per canoe. Third person (small child ONLY-no canoe rental with three adults) $6.00

Seat cushion/seat back rental $3.00
Private canoe/kayak livery $25.00 per craft per day

*Group Leaders: To qualify for group rate, group leader must reserve and pay for entire group. Otherwise, full price will be charged.

**RERSERVATIONS require payment in full and need to be made at least one day in advance of event.  Reservation payments are NONREFUNDABLE. 
(For availability, reservations are recommended at least two weeks in advance.)

 

Each participant is required to sign a liability waiver. Waivers must be signed and turned in at your arrival.

RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

Click on River Policies for the full list of canoeing, kayaking and tubing policies.

*Departure times and trip duration times are based on ideal water conditions and vary depending on water level and time of year. Always call ahead to confirm. REMINDER: Departure times are Eastern Time.

 

 

Trip 3B - Overnight 25-Mile Trip

This trip incorporates Trips 1B and 2 into a two-day, **two-night camping excursion. It is a 30-mile journey through the pristine wilderness corridor of Sugar Creek. The trip starts with a shuttle from our Deer's Mill Livery (point 7 on map) to Crawfordsville (point 1 on map). You’ll paddle between narrow channels, around large rocks, along shale bluffs, past historical landmarks, and through Pine Hills Nature Preserve (be on the watch for Bald Eagles). You'll end the first day at the Canyon campground (point 7 on map) which is located at the halfway point across the creek from our livery at Deer’s Mill Covered Bridge. You'll begin the second day of canoeing from the Canyon campground (point 7 on map) and meander through Shades State Park and Turkey Run State Park. You’ll float through deep canyons and beneath historic covered bridges,winding through the heart of Parke County Covered Bridge Country. After 15-miles the second day the trip ends at Cox Ford Covered Bridge (point 11 on map). **On weekends this trip requires camping on Friday & Saturday.

*DEPARTURE TIMES: Not Available

9:30, 10:30, 11:30am

Must register 30 minutes prior to departure time.

 

RATES: Includes all Taxes, Paddles, Life Jackets and Shuttle for 2 people per canoe or 1 per kayak. (Trip rate does not include camping fee.)

**With Reservation:
Rental of 1-5 canoes/kayaks: $80.00 per canoe/kayak
Rental of *6 or more canoes/kayaks: $70.00 per canoe/kayak

Without Reservation:
$90.00 per canoe/kayak

Refundable late fee/damage deposit of $10.00 per canoe/kayak is required at time of rental. Additional fees will be charged for lost, broken or abandoned equipment.

 

Canoe rates are based on two people per canoe. Third person (small child ONLY-no canoe rental with three adults) $6.00

Seat cushion/seat back rental $3.00
Private canoe/kayak livery $25.00 per craft per day

*Group Leaders: To qualify for group rate, group leader must reserve and pay for entire group. Otherwise, full price will be charged.

**RERSERVATIONS require payment in full and need to be made at least one day in advance of event.  Reservation payments are NONREFUNDABLE. 
(For availability, reservations are recommended at least two weeks in advance.)

 

Each participant is required to sign a liability waiver. Waivers must be signed and turned in at your arrival.

RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

Click on River Policies for the full list of canoeing, kayaking and tubing policies.

*Departure times and trip duration times are based on ideal water conditions and vary depending on water level and time of year. Always call ahead to confirm. REMINDER: Departure times are Eastern Time.

 

 

Trip 3C - Overnight 20-Mile Trip

This trip incorporates Trips 4 and 2 into a two-day, **two-night camping excursion. It is a 20-mile journey through the pristine wilderness corridor of Sugar Creek. This trip starts with a short shuttle from our Deer's Mill Livery (point 7 on map) to Jim Davis Bridge (point 6 on map). This leisurely first day of paddling captures the scenery and wildlife of Pine Hills Nature Preserve. Enjoy time for a picnic, fossil and Indian relic hunting, Bald Eagle watching or fishing as you make your way down this stretch ending at the Canyon Campground (point 7 on map) which is located across the creek from our livery at Deer’s Mill Covered Bridge.You'll begin the second day of canoeing from the Canyon campground (point 7 on map) and meander through Shades State Park and Turkey Run State Park. You’ll float through deep canyons and beneath historic covered bridges,winding through the heart of Parke County Covered Bridge Country. After 15 miles the second day the trip ends at Cox Ford Covered Bridge (point 11 on map). **On weekends this trip requires camping on Friday & Saturday.

*DEPARTURE TIMES: Not Available

Weekdays: 9-2 hourly

Sat., Sun., 9::00 AM - 3:00 PM hourly.

Must register 30 minutes prior to departure time.

 

RATES: Includes all Taxes, Paddles, Life Jackets and Shuttle for 2 people per canoe or 1 per kayak. (Trip rate does not include camping fee.)

**With Reservation:
Rental of 1-5 canoes/kayaks: $75.00 per canoe/kayak
Rental of *6 or more canoes/kayaks: $65.00 per canoe/kayak

Without Reservation:
$85.00 per canoe/kayak

Refundable late fee/damage deposit of $10.00 per canoe/kayak is required at time of rental. Additional fees will be charged for lost, broken or abandoned equipment.

 

Canoe rates are based on two people per canoe. Third person (small child ONLY-no canoe rental with three adults) $6.00

Seat cushion/seat back rental $3.00
Private canoe/kayak livery $25.00 per craft per day

*Group Leaders: To qualify for group rate, group leader must reserve and pay for entire group. Otherwise, full price will be charged.

**RERSERVATIONS require payment in full and need to be made at least one day in advance of event.  Reservation payments are NONREFUNDABLE. 
(For availability, reservations are recommended at least two weeks in advance.)

 

Each participant is required to sign a liability waiver. Waivers must be signed and turned in at your arrival.

RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

Click on River Policies for the full list of canoeing, kayaking and tubing policies.

*Departure times and trip duration times are based on ideal water conditions and vary depending on water level and time of year. Always call ahead to confirm. REMINDER: Departure times are Eastern Time.

 

 

HALF DAY CANOE, KAYAK AND TUBING TRIPS

 

Trip 4 - Mini Trip

The Mini Trip starts with a short shuttle from our Deer's Mill Livery (point 7 on map) to Jim Davis Bridge (point 6 on map). Ideal for families with small children or those who do not want an all day paddle, this leisure trip captures the scenery and wildlife of Pine Hills Nature Preserve. Enjoy time for a picnic, fossil and Indian relic hunting, or fishing as you make your way down this stretch, ending at our livery (point 7 on map). Depending on water level this trip typically takes *2-3 hours, but we give you the whole day so you can set your own pace.

*DEPARTURE TIMES:

weekdays 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 AM, 12:00PM

weekends 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 AM, 12:00, 1:00PM

Must register 30 minutes prior to departure time.

 

RATES: Includes all Taxes, Paddles, Life Jackets and Shuttle for 2 people per canoe or 1 per kayak.

**With Reservation:
Rental of 1-5 canoes/kayaks: $35.00 per canoe/kayak
Rental of *6 or more canoes/kayaks: $30.00 per canoe/kayak

Without Reservation:
$40.00 per canoe/kayak

Refundable late fee/damage deposit of $10.00 per canoe/kayak is required at time of rental. Additional fees will be charged for lost, broken or abandoned equipment.

 

Canoe rates are based on two people per canoe. Third person (small child ONLY-no canoe rental with three adults) $6.00

Seat cushion/seat back rental $3.00
Private canoe/kayak livery $25.00 per craft per day

*Group Leaders: To qualify for group rate, group leader must reserve and pay for entire group. Otherwise, full price will be charged.

**RERSERVATIONS require payment in full and need to be made at least one day in advance of event.  Reservation payments are NONREFUNDABLE. 
(For availability, reservations are recommended at least two weeks in advance.)

 

Each participant is required to sign a liability waiver. Waivers must be signed and turned in at your arrival.

RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

Click on River Policies for the full list of canoeing, kayaking and tubing policies.

*Departure times and trip duration times are based on ideal water conditions and vary depending on water level and time of year. Always call ahead to confirm. REMINDER: Departure times are Eastern Time.

 

 

Trip 5 - Tube Trip

Enjoy a lazy day tubing while experiencing the same stretch of Sugar Creek as the Mini Trip (points 6 to 7 on map). Great for kids and adults who like to kick back and relax. Ideal for hot summer days, this is fun-in-the-sun! This float typically takes *3-5 hours, and there is no age limit (only one person per tube).

*DEPARTURE TIMES:

9:00, 10:00 AM weekends. Available Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Must register 30 minutes prior to departure time.

 

RATES: Includes all Taxes, Life Jacket and Shuttle for 1 person.

**With Reservation:
Rental of 1-11 tubes without bottoms: $15.00 per tube
Rental of *12 or more tubes without bottoms: $13.00 per tube

Rental of 1-11 tubes with bottoms: $17.00 per tube
Rental of *12 or more tubes with bottoms: $15.00 per tube

Without Reservation:
$18.00 per tube without bottom
$20.00 per tube with bottom

Cooler tube (Rectangular Tube for cooler): $15.00 each

Refundable late fee/damage deposit of $5.00 per tube is required at time of rental. Additional fees will be charged for lost, broken or abandoned equipment.

 

Tube rates are based on one person per tube.

*Group Leaders: To qualify for group rate, group leader must reserve and pay for entire group. Otherwise, full price will be charged.

**RESERVATIONS require payment in full and need to be made at least one day in advance of event.  Reservation payments are NONREFUNDABLE. 
(For availability, reservations are recommended at least two weeks in advance.)

 

Each participant is required to sign a liability waiver. Waivers must be signed and turned in at your arrival.

RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

Click on River Policies for the full list of canoeing, kayaking and tubing policies.

*Departure times and trip duration times are based on ideal water conditions and vary depending on water level and time of year. Always call ahead to confirm. REMINDER: Departure times are Eastern Time.