Hillbert Road (W. Oxendine Rd./W. 153rd Dr.)
across the river from Darwin, Illinois (on Indiana side)
There are gravel approach ramps on both sides of the
river because there is an active cable ferry to transport
farm equipment. The approach ramps can be used to launch
The Indiana side of the ramp is accessed by traveling
down several miles of unmarked gravel roads through farm
fields. It is not easy to find without a GPS.
From the river, the ramp is on the left bank, directly
across from another gravel ramp (on the Illinois side).
The cable ferry will be easily visible, probably parked
on the Illinois side (right bank) unless in use.
ACCESS POINT PHOTOS
Looking up from the bottom of the boat
Looking upstream from the access site...
Looking downstream from the access site...