A Canoeing and Kayaking Guide to Kentucky  by Bob Sehlinger & Johnny Molloy

A Canoeing & Kayaking Guide to Kentucky Guide Book

by Bob Sehlinger & Johnny Molloy (Menasha Ridge Press)
A Canoeing and Kayaking Guide to Kentucky  by Bob Sehlinger & Johnny Molloy
Wet your paddle and whet your paddling appetite with the authority on paddling the waterways of Kentucky. From the coalfields of eastern Kentucky to Kentucky's western border along the Mighty Mississippi, this redesigned and completely updated guide to paddling the creeks, rivers, and coastal waterways of the Bluegrass State covers thousands of miles of paddling, which ranges in difficulty from scenic floats down the Green to whitewater runs on the Russell Fork. New maps, new river profiles, new at-a-glance data, shuttle, and gauge and updated contact information make this book an indispensable aid to enjoying Kentucky's waterways.

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Trails from the "A Canoeing & Kayaking Guide to Kentucky" Guide Book
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Located in Ballard County in the far northwestern corner of the state along the Ohio River, the Ballard Wildlife Management Area (BWMA) is easily one of the most unusual water resources in the state o ...
Bandana, KY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
The Barren River is one of Kentucky’s big rivers. Originating in southern Monroe and Allen Counties near the Tennessee border southeast of Bowling Green, it makes up the main drainage system for a lar ...
Meador, KY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 92.1
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The Bayou du Chien is a diminutive, willow-and cypress-canopied stream that flows west out of Graves County, draining southern Hickman and northern Fulton Counties before emptying into the Mississippi ...
Clinton, KY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 11.5
Beech Fork originates in eastern Marion County, flows northwest into Washington County, where it joins the Chaplin River, and then turns southwest through Nelson County before finally emptying into th ...
Raywick, KY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 32.24
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Benson Creek flows northeast out of Anderson County, through Franklin County to the Kentucky River at Frankfort. Runnable above the confluence of the forks after heavy rains and below the confluence f ...
Frankfort, KY - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 4.5
Flowing out of Scott County (TN), the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River flows north through McCreary County (KY) before emptying into Lake Cumberland. One of the most popular canoe camping runs i ...
Whitley City, KY - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 42.6
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The Big South Fork Gorge is part of the headwaters of the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River. Although situated entirely in Tennessee, it is worth including in this guide because it is a very popu ...
New Haven, TN - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 10.6
Boone Creek is a small, intense stream flowing over a rock bed along the eastern border of Fayette County. Runnable only 10 or 12 days a year, it just may be the most singularly beautiful run in the e ...
Athens, KY - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 6.3
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Buck Creek is a small, scenic, Class II whitewater stream that drains the eastern half of Pulaski County. Several small caves along the run provide the opportunity for interesting side trips. Runnable ...
Somerset, KY - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 34
This creek is also referred to—erroneously—as Galloway Creek. Calloway Creek plunges into the Kentucky River near the I-75 bridge south of Lexington. Runnable below the confluence of Smith Fork, this ...
Lexington, KY - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 2.5
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The Clarks River drains Marshall, Graves, and McCracken Counties southeast of Paducah. Except for the three or four miles near Paducah, upstream of its mouth at the Tennessee River, the Clarks River i ...
Paducah, KY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 16
After passing through the Wolf Creek Dam in Russell County, the Cumberland River turns south through Cumberland and Monroe Counties before crossing once more into Tennessee. This tailwater was creat ...
Burkesville, KY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 77.4
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This section of the Cumberland River flows northwest from the tailwaters of Barkley Dam through Livingston County to the Ohio River. Pleasant but decidedly unspectacular, the Cumberland River makes lo ...
Smithland, KY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 25
The Dix River originates in Rockcastle County and flows northwest through Lincoln County before being impounded to form Herrington Lake along the Garrard–Boyle County line. From the Dix River Dam, the ...
Stanford, KY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 31.3
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Drakes Creek, along with its three feeder forks, comprises the drainage system for the area directly south of Bowling Green between US 31W on the west and US 231 on the east. Originating near the Tenn ...
Bowling Green, KY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 35.3
Eagle Creek originates in Scott County and flows northwest over a mud and rock bottom through Owen, Grant, Carroll, and Gallatin Counties before emptying into the Kentucky River near Worthville.
Sparta, KY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 41.1
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Beginning as a narrow, intimate class II stream, the East Prong of the Otter soon joins up with a small tributary just upstream of the bridge at East Prong Road. From this point, the creek then rushes ...
Red House, KY - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing
Elkhorn Creek, with its North and South Forks, flows northwest, draining portions of Jessamine, Fayette, Scott, Woodford, and Franklin Counties before emptying into the Kentucky River north of Frankfo ...
Frankfort, KY - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 17
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A main tributary of the Salt River, Floyds Fork flows southwest along the Oldham–Shelby County line, across western Jefferson County, and into Bullitt County, where it joins the Salt River near Shephe ...
Shepherdsville, KY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 34.3
This is one of the first creeks to look for when the other whitewater creeks in the Clark/Madison County area are also running high. However, rains can be highly localized. The entire run is scoutab ...
Winchester, KY - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 5
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