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Campfires: Big Pine Creek Float (Williamsport)

Hosted by Indiana Humanities

Join us for this special opportunity to float along the western border of Indiana!

September 20
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
NICHES Land Trust – Warren Piece Conservation Easement
3781 North 050 West
Williamsport, IN 47993 United States

Event Details

Join us for a trip on Big Pine Creek! We’ll journey down one of western Indiana’s most prominent watersheds to learn about the habitat that this environment provides as well as the work being done to preserve it.

We’ll begin our excursion at NICHES Land Trust’s Warren Piece conservation property before getting on the water. After the float, we’ll conclude the program with a shared meal and discussion around a campfire.

Our float will be led by Seth Harden from The Nature Conservancy, who serves as the organization’s Upper Wabash River project director. Indiana Humanities will provide all rafting materials, including life vests and oars. In addition to the equipment, your ticket price includes a campfire meal, Upland Brewing Company beers and snacks.

WHERE: NICHES Land Trust’s Warren Piece Conservation Easement

WHEN: Friday, September 20, 2024, 5 p.m.– 9 p.m. EDT


FLOAT DIFFICULTY: Moderate; attendees must be able to enter and exit a raft under their own power as well as to paddle down a river for up to three hours.


  • A limited number of free tickets are available based on need; please contact Sam Opsahl at sopsahl@indianahumanities.org.
  • Space is limited and advance registration is required. If all tickets are claimed, we’ll add you to the waitlist and notify you if tickets become available.
  • All participants should bring appropriate footwear that can get wet (no Crocs or flip-flops), comfortable outdoor clothing (it will get wet and dirty), a filled reusable water bottle (no glass, please) and sun protection (hat, sunblock, etc).
  • Life vests and paddles are required and provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own. Dry bags will also be provided.
  • We’ll send a final confirmation two days before the event with driving and parking instructions and any other updates.
  • In case of inclement weather, Indiana Humanities will cancel the event and alert you via email at least two hours prior to the event start time. If the event is canceled, we’ll offer a refund or a ticket to another Campfires event of your choice.
  • This event is designed for ages 12 and older.
  • Upland Brewing Company beer will be available to attendees 21 and older following the float.
  • Refunds are not available after 72 hours in advance (unless Indiana Humanities cancels the event).


Indiana Humanities’ award-winning Campfires program pairs nature and literature to spark conversations about Indiana’s future. Something about the combination of wild places, great writing, a warm campfire and cold beer gets Hoosiers talking in fresh and surprising ways about the world around us and our place in it.


Indiana Humanities connects people, opens minds and enriches lives by creating and facilitating programs that encourage Hoosiers to think, read and talk.

Indiana Humanities will make reasonable modifications to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to enjoy our programs. If you need an accommodation, please email Sam Opsahl at sopsahl@indianahumanities.org.

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