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Indiana whitewater, Ohio River

Clark county, Upper Falls of Ohio section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II(IV)     1 miles
  This section of Ohio River in Indiana is 1 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II(IV) section. The beautiful scenery of Clark County and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The average Indiana whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding.
    If you'll be staying in a hotel you're in luck, lodging is available very near the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This is an extremely short section so you'd better be prepared
to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. If you're coming from Louisville it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't  
matter, around here you'll find a large number of good places. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Upper Falls of Ohio section is one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't leave Ohio River without first paying a visit to Falls of the Ohio; there are plenty of people from Clarksville here at Ohio River. A spree to Falls of the Ohio will fill your spirit with wonderful feelings. E. P. 'Tom' Sawyer State Park is a great spot to go if you're at Ohio River. Through the long summer days at Ohio River highs are commonly in the 80's. Summer overnight lows descend down to the 60's.

Ohio River, Upper Falls of Ohio road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Ohio River.
 Whitewater Near Ohio River:
Ohio River, Clark County, 0 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 1 miles long (Upper Falls of Ohio)
Ohio River, Clark County, 1 miles away
      Class I(II) - 0 miles long (Lower Falls of Ohio)
Floyds Fork, Bullitt County, 15 miles away
      Class I - 9.6 miles long (1526 Bridge to Highway 61/Salt River)
Salt River, Bullitt County, 21 miles away
      Class I - 11.5 miles long (Stringer Lane river bottoms to Shepherdsville)
Little Indian Creek, Harrison County, 23 miles away
      Class I(III) - 1.5 miles long (Corydon Country Club to County Fairgrounds)
Plum Creek, Spencer County, 25 miles away
      Class II(III) - 8.9 miles long (Wilsonville to Salt River)
Harrod's Creek, Oldham/Jefferson County, 26 miles away
      Class I-II - 30 miles long (Kentucky 53 to Ohio River)
Otter Creek, Meade County, 27 miles away
      Class II - 6.3 miles long (US 60 to Firetower Road)
 Ski Areas Near Ohio River:
Paoli Peaks, Indiana , 54 miles away, 300 foot drop, 9 lifts, 16 runs
Perfect North, Indiana , 77 miles away, 400 foot drop, 10 lifts, 23 runs
 Marinas Near Ohio River:
Captain's Quarter Marina, Louisville , 1 miles away
Juniper Beach Docks, Prospect , 8 miles away
Captain's Quarters, Harrods Creek , 10 miles away
Harrods Landing Yacht Club, Prospect , 10 miles away
Heather's On the River, Prospect , 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Ohio River:
Clarion Hotel Conference Center Louisville North, Clarksville , 1 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Louisville North, Jeffersonville , 1 miles away
Galt House Hotel, Louisville , 1 miles away
Hawthorn Suites By Wyndham Louisville North, Jeffersonville , 1 miles away
Sheraton Louisville Riverside Hotel, Jeffersonville , 1 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Ohio River:
Clarksville KOA Kampground, Clarksville, 1 miles away
Add-more Campground, Clarksville, 4 miles away
Jefferson Mem Forest - Tom Wallace Lake, Fairdale, 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Ohio River:
Mammoth Cave National Park, Mammoth Cave - KY , 61 miles away
E. P. 'Tom' Sawyer State Park, Kentucky , 14 miles away
My Old Kentucky Home State Park, Kentucky , 33 miles away
Clifty Falls State Park, Indiana , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Ohio River:
Woodhaven Country Club, Louisville , 1 miles away
Nevel Meade Golf Course, Louisville , 2 miles away
Indoor Golf Of Indiana, Clarksville , 3 miles away
 Lakes Near Ohio River
Deam Lake, Clark , 12 miles away
Tucker Lake, Jefferson , 17 miles away
Riggs Lake, Jefferson , 18 miles away

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