White River Event Planning

Allowable launches are on the map below.  These are the only allowable launches for put-in and take-out for the event.  Allowable water is any water that can be accessed via kayak without portaging with the exception of the water highlighted in red:

White-River-Off-Limits

Interactive Map

This map is a Google Map that can be interacted with and utilized within your Google Maps app to get you to your launch location.  You can also “star” the map to save it into your “My Places” in Google Maps.

Launch Locations List

  • Edgewater Park
  • Madison Park
  • River Bend Park
  • Perkinsville DNR Ramp
  • Lafayette Trace Park
  • Strawtown Koteewi Park
  • White River Campground
  • River Bend Campground
  • Riverwood Canoe Landing
  • Potter Bridge
  • Forest Park
  • Hazel Landing Park
  • Renner’s/146th St
  • River Road Park
  • 116th Street Public Access
  • Town Run Trail Park
  • Broad Ripple Park
  • Cornell Avenue Launch
  • Arden Drive Access
  • Friedman Park
  • Rocky Ripple Public Launch
  • 30th Street
  • Riverside Regional Park

Downstream Float Planning

Much of this river is fishable by launching and taking out at the same launches, but if you wish to plan a float downstream, here is some information to help you with that planning.

Launch Start Launch Finish Est. Distance
Edgewater Park Edgewater Park Dam downstream
Madison Park River Bend Park 0.5
River Bend Park Perkinsville DNR 10.1
Perkinsville DNR Lafayette Trace Park 1.8
Lafayette Trace Park Strawtown Kotewi Park 4
Strawtown Kotewi Park White River Campground 2.2
White River Campground River Bend Campground 1.6
River Bend Campground River Bend Campground Dam 1 mile down
Riverwood Canoe Landing Potter Bridge 2.3
Potter Bridge Forest Park 2.2
Forest Park Renner’s/146th St 4.6
Renner’s/146th St River Road Park 4
River Road Park 116th St Public Access 1.6
116th St Public Access Hazel Landing Park 1.3
Hazel Landing Park Town Run Trail Park 1.2
Town Run Trail Park Broad Ripple Park 7
Broad Ripple Park Broad Ripple Park Dam downstream
Cornell Avenue Launch Arden Drive Access 0.8
Arden Drive Access Friedman Park 0.9
Friedman Park Rocky Ripple Public Launch 1.4
Rocky Ripple Public Launch 30th Street 3.7
30th Street Riverside Regional Park 0.5

Tournament headquarters is Sun Valley Sports Indy located at 8418 Castleton Corner Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46250.  While Sun Valley Sports is gracious in hosting the event and providing a location for our activities, they are not involved in the planning or execution of the event, so contacting them with questions is unnecessary.

Tournament Times

On the water 6:30 AM
First cast 7:00 AM
Last cast/catch (photo time) 3:00 PM
Last photo submissions 4:00 PM
Check-in Deadline and Awards 4:30 PM

Hobie Bass Open Series Satellite Event Information

Running in parallel with this Indiana Kayak Anglers event is a Hobie Bass Open Series Satellite Event.  This will be one of your last opportunities to qualify for the 2019 Tournament of Champions.  This event, to be held on Lake Ouachita in Arkansas, will crown a champion from a truly elite pool of only 50 anglers that have qualified through the Open Series, Satellite events, and the Shootout.

You can fish the IKA event, the Hobie BOS Satellite event, or both!  While this event will follow our boundaries, time, and venues, it will still act as a separate event.  Hobie BOS event rules apply.

To register for the Hobie BOS Satellite event, visit https://ianglertournament.com/node/3335.

Tournament tokens and liability waivers for the Satellite Event will be available at Sun Valley Sports, our tournament headquarters, on the Friday before the event up until 8:00 PM.  Event codes will be released by Hobie BOS directors that evening.  (NOTE: The event workflow for Indiana Kayak Anglers 2019 season will remain unchanged.)

Tournament Workflow

As mentioned, you will have the opportunity to fish IKA Event #4, the Hobie BOS Satellite Event, or BOTH on August 24 on the White River.  Here’s a quick chart of how each event will run in parallel:

Indiana Kayak Anglers Hobie BOS Satellite
Registration TourneyX iAngler
Rules IKA rules Hobie BOS Satellite – Click Rules and Regulations
Tokens Print your own Will be distributed at Sun Valley Sports Friday August 23 (10 AM – 8 PM)
Waivers IKA Online Waiver Will be collected at Sun Valley Sports Friday August 23 (10 AM – 8 PM)
Event Codes Published online Friday night Published online Friday night
Captain’s Meeting Facebook Live Thursday night at 7 PM (Indiana Kayak Anglers page) Facebook Live Thursday night at 7 PM (Indiana Kayak Anglers page)
Tournament Times See above See above
Tournament Boundaries See above See above
Software/Submissions TourneyX iAngler
Tournament HQ/Awards Sun Valley Sports Sun Valley Sports

River Flow and Height Data

Anderson
Near Strawtown
Noblesville
146th Street
Nora
Ravenswood
Broad Ripple
Broad Ripple below dam
Museum of Art

Lodging Options

Hamilton County Sports Authority

Here are some of the available lodging options for the event.

Hotels

Name Address Phone Number
Quality Inn Noblesville-Indianapolis 17070 Dragonfly Drive (317) 565-4320
Noblesville, IN 46060
Hampton Inn & Suites Indianapolis-Fishers 11575 Commercial Drive (317) 913-0300
Fishers, IN 46038
Baymont by Wyndham Noblesville 16025 Prosperity Drive (317) 770-6772
Noblesville, IN 46060
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriot Indianapolis 10495 Crosspoint Blvd. (317) 570-2111
Indianapolis, IN 46256
Extended Stay America Indianapolis-North 9750 Lakeshore Drive East (317) 843-1181
Indianapolis, IN 46280
Extended Stay America Indianapolis-Casleton 7940 Shadeland Ave (317) 596-1288
Indianapolis, IN 46250
Red Roof Inn Indianapolis – Castleton 8110 Shadeland Ave (317) 712-3104
Indianapolis, IN 46250
Suburban Extended Stay Northeast 8055 Bash Street (317) 598-1914
Indianapolis, IN 46250
Days Inn by Wyndham Indianapolis Off I-69 8300 Craig Street (317) 537-9735
Indianapolis, IN 46250

Campgrounds

Name Address Phone Number
White River Campground 11299 E 234th Street (317) 770-4430
Cicero, IN 46034
River Bend Campground 21695 IN-37
Noblesville, IN 46060 (317) 773-3333
Sleepybear Campground 13231 E 146th Street (317) 691-2339
Noblesville, IN 46060
Pine Lake Fishing and Camping Resort 5435 W. SR 38 (765) 778-3474
Pendleton, IN 46064