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Kentucky whitewater, Cedar Branch

Mercer county, Kentucky 342 to Kentucky River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     1.5 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Danville, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The beautiful scenery of Kentucky and the cool fresh water make the trip here worthwhile. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with mother nature will have you coming back for more. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. This is a short paddling stretch
    so better bring some good walking shoes. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Kentucky are often easier than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that lots of rivers in this state
are good for beginners. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Kentucky 342 to Kentucky River section is one of them. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. This section of Cedar Branch in Kentucky is 1.5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III-IV section.

Briefly about the general area:
 
Cedar Branch is a site with many visitors from Burgin; a spree to Old Fort Harrod State Park invigorates the spirit. Cedar Branch gets much water. All through May this area sees the most rain; the driest month is October. For the duration of the summertime months highs here at Cedar Branch reach the 80's with night lows in the 60's. Daytime highs during the winter are in the 40's; after the sun is down through the wintertime temperatures at Cedar Branch drop into the 10's.

Cedar Branch, Kentucky 342 to Kentucky River road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Cedar Branch.
 Whitewater Near Cedar Branch:
Cedar Branch, Mercer County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.5 miles long (Kentucky 342 to Kentucky River)
Shawnee Run, Mercer County, 5 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 4 miles long (Kentucky 1343)
White Oak Creek, Garrard County, 6 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Kentucky 1845 to Kentucky River)
Jessamine Creek, Jessamine County, 7 miles away
      Class II(III) - 3.3 miles long (Frankfort Ford Road To 1268)
Hickman Creek, Jessamine County, 12 miles away
      Class II(III) - 4 miles long (Brumfield Lane to 1268 Bridge)
Gilbert Creek, Anderson County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 2.75 miles long (Gilbert Creek road to Kentucky River)
Hickman Creek, Jessamine County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 4 miles long (Kentucky 1541 to Elm Fork Road)
Glenn's Creek, Woodford County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Kentucky 1685 bridge to Distillery Pool)
Tates Creek, Madison County, 22 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 5 miles long (Million Kentucky to 169 Bridge)
Silver Creek, Madison County, 22 miles away
      Class II - 3.5 miles long (Kentucky 876 Bridge to end of Bogie Mill Road)
 Ski Areas Near Cedar Branch:
Perfect North, Indiana , 74 miles away, 400 foot drop, 10 lifts, 23 runs
 Marinas Near Cedar Branch:
Chimney Rock Marina, Harrodsburg , 3 miles away
Barkley's Pandora Marina, Harrodsburg , 3 miles away
Kamp Kennedy Marina, Lancaster , 3 miles away
Pandora Marina, Burgin , 4 miles away
Herrington Lake Marina, Lancaster , 5 miles away
 Hotels Near Cedar Branch:
Shaker Village Of Pleasant Hill, Harrodsburg , 1 miles away
The Farm, LLC, Danville , 7 miles away
Days Inn Harrodsburg, Harrodsburg , 8 miles away
Country Hearth Inn V73006, Harrodsburg , 8 miles away
Baymont Inn And Suites Harrodsburg, Harrodsburg , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cedar Branch:
Chimney Rock Recreational Vehicle Park, Harrodsburg, 3 miles away
Chimney Rock Campground, Harrodsburg, 3 miles away
Cummins Ferry Campground And Marina, Salvisa, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cedar Branch:
Old Fort Harrod State Park, Kentucky , 9 miles away
Fort Boonesborough State Park, Kentucky , 32 miles away
Lincoln Homestead State Park, Kentucky , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cedar Branch:
Peninsula Golf Resort, Bryantsville , 7 miles away
Old Bridge, Danville , 7 miles away
Old Bridge Golf Club, Danville , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Cedar Branch
Herrington Lake, Mercer , 2 miles away

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