Always check the water level before venturing out on the creek. The normal creek level is 1.5 to 2 ft, and only experienced canoeist should be on the creek at levels between 2.5 and 3 ft. Levels greater than 3 ft are dangerous and too high for canoeing.
The City of Crawfordsville has announced plans for the removal of the low head dam on Sugar Creek during the fall of 2021, the League of Women Voters of Montgomery County and Friends of Sugar Creek hosted a "virtual" public forum on April 22, 2021 to answer questions regarding the project.
Sugar Creek is a beautiful stream, but the low-head dam at the former CEL&P power plant presents a public safety hazard that all kayakers, canoeist, fishermen, and swimmers should be aware of and avoid.
Aaron Selby shares his thoughts on how to escape from the challenges of self isolation and social distancing resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.
Eighteen area youth, and eighteen adults, participated in Friends of Sugar Creek's educational program on July 18, 2020 to learn about the habitat, biology, geology, history, and beauty of Sugar Creek.
The 2021 Friends of Sugar Creek Canoe Race was once again a huge success with more than 30 participants. The next canoe race is scheduled for May 21st, 2022.
MOCO Adopt a Storm Drain is a volunteer progam sponsored by Friends of Sugar Creek and the Crawfordsville Storm Water Department. We encourage you to consider adopting a drain in your neighborhood.
The Sugar Creek Nature Trail is located just north of downtown Crawfordsville, the interpretive signage for the Nature Trail was a Friends of Sugar Creek project.
Turn in a Poacher, Inc. (TIP) is a non-profit conservation organization that protects our fish and wildlife resources by increasing public support and involvement in bringing violators to justice.
It is with regrets, that the Kids, Canoes & Crinoids event previously scheduled for Saturday, July 17th, 2021 has been cancelled due to forecasted water levels exceeding 3 feet, which is dangerous and too high for canoeing on the creek.
This event will not be reschedule this during 2021, but we do hope conditions will be favorable next summer and have tentatively scheduled the next Kids, Canoes & Crinoids event for Saturday, July 16, 2022 . . . so please mark your calendar.