Kentucky’s whitewater fun

KENTUCKY’S WHITEWATER FUN Kenneth Garner Hancock CIS 100


Everything you need to know to enjoy whitewater kayaking in Kentucky

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Kenneth Garner HancockCIS 100

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A kayak is a craft used to paddle in the rapids and turbulent or moving rivers.

River rapids are graded according to difficulty, danger or severity. Class 1: Very small rough areas, requires no maneuvering. Class 2: Some rough water, maybe some rocks, small drops, might require maneuvering. Class 3: Whitewater, medium waves, maybe a 3–5 ft. drop, but not much considerable danger. May require significant maneuvering. Class 4/5: Whitewater, large waves, long rapids, rocks, maybe a considerable drop, sharp maneuvers/precise maneuvering may be needed. Class 6: Dangerous Whitewater, huge waves, hazards, huge drops. Experts)

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What You Will Need:

: Kayak: Average price $200-$1,000.

Paddles: $50-$100 Helmet Personal floatation

device (PDA) Appropriate clothing Transportation First aid kit Whistle

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It’s a Great Way To…

Be Adventurous Enjoy the Outdoors Relax Enjoy the Peace

and Quiet Have Fun with

Friends and Family Get a Thrill

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Class II

Gasper River

Elkhorn Creek

Pitman Creek

Boone Creek

Class III

Plum Creek

Silver Creek

Barren River

Big Brushy Creek

Class IV+

Martins Fork

Russell Fork

Roaring Paunch

Cane Creek

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Gasper River

Location: 15 miles from Bowling Green Length: 2.75 miles

Class: II

Novice Fun

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Silver Creek

Location: Madison County west of RichmondLength: 6.5 miles

Class: III

Moderate Intensity

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Location: Cumberland River near HarlanLength: 1.6 miles

Class: IV


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Meet New Friends

Bluegrass Wild Water Association

Informal Boating Trips and

Mentoring[Summer Party]


Monthly Club MeetingActive Electronic Forum

Pool Roll Sessions Spring Beginner's ClinicSwift Water Rescue Class

CPR ClassWilderness First Aid Class

Red River Clean-up Volunteering Team River Runner Volunteering and Support National Paddling Film Festival Volunteering

Meet Some Friends

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Safety First

PFD Helmet Whistle First aid kit Water

Cell phone

Throw rope Appropriate clothing Buddy Training

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Have Some Fun

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