Save the Date! July 20, 2019. Explore the water trails at the 4th annual Pedal, Paddle, and Play in partnership with the Three Rivers Festival!

Water Trail Safety

Paddling is a safe and fun recreational activity but it requires planning, preparation, and proper equipment.  To ensure your safety, always wear your Personal Floatation Device (PFD); plan your trip before you leave shore; follow all safety, danger, and directional signage; and portage at all dams. In this section you will find basic water safety information to ensure you have the best adventure you can on NEI Water Trails.

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Rules of the River

Much like roads have basic rules every driver must follow, so do our waterways. It is important to understand the “Rules of the River”, especially as our rivers are becoming more accessible and used more frequently.

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Water Trail Etiquette

Click here for a list of basic courtesies that should be followed to ensure all river users have a safe and enjoyable time.

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Asian Carp Warning

Beware of the flying fish in the Wabash River…the Asian Carp!  Most people living in Indiana have heard about the problems with Asian Carp. But what are Carp and what is the problem with them living here?

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