Water Activities

Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites

Thanks to the volunteer efforts of two area residents, the town of Knightstown has a very nice kayak/canoe launch site on the Big Blue River near South Washington and Fourth streets.

The Knightstown Park and Recreation Board had long wanted to develop a kayak/canoe launch site at this location. With other park and recreation needs taking precedent, however, this plan went unrealized until 2019, when Wayne Township residents John Swartz and Bill Gorman pooled their talents and built a spacious wooden observation deck on the property, along with a flight of stairs leading down and providing easy access to the river.

Last year, the town of Knightstown learned that the Indiana Department of Natural Resources plans to develop another kayak/canoe launch site on the river, just a little further downstream. This site, which could be completed and ready for use by the spring of 2022, will be located off County Line Road, just west of the town's wastewater treatment plant.