Surrounding Area

  • Eagle Creek Park is one of the largest city parks in the country located 6 miles northwest of downtown Indy
    • 1,400 acres of water & 3,900 acres of land
  • Northern Section of Eagle Creek Reservoir
    • limited boat traffic & bird watching
    • Fishback Creek, Eagle Creek, & Eagle Creek Park
  • Southern Section of Eagle Creek Reservoir
    • motor boat traffic & residential land
    • Rick's Cafe Boatyard, 42nd Street Boat Ramp, Hobie Beach, Eagle Creek Sailing Club, the Dam
  • Parking lot on site
    • Public kayak/canoe launch near parking lot
  • Motorized boats must use 42nd street boat ramp
    • 10HP limit on Eagle Creek Reservoir
  • Swimming outside of the designated swimming area is prohibited in Eagle Creek Reservoir
  • Alcohol is prohibited inside Eagle Creek Park
  • Park Rangers/IMPD on land & water patrol
    • Drinking & driving a motorized boat is illegal
    • Must have a valid fishing license in Indiana

Park Rules/Guidelines

What should I bring/wear?

  • Water Bottle(s)
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses/Hat
  • Dry Bag (we sell dry bags!)
  • Watch
    • You will have to track your own time
  • Dress for the weather
    • lightweight, synthetic clothing
    • sandals or water shoes
    • towel/extra clothes

What should I expect?

  • Must be 18 years of age to rent products
    • Parent/guardian must sign for minors
  • All paddling and safety gear provided
  • Come prepared to get a little wet from the drip of your paddle and splash of the water
    • You will have to step into the water to get into a kayak, canoe, or SUP board
  • Fishing & dogs are allowed on all rentals
  • Any person(s) visibly under the influence of alcohol/drugs are prohibited from renting