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Kentucky whitewater, Floyds Fork

Bullitt county, 1526 Bridge to Highway 61/Salt River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I     9.6 miles
 
You can put in at Aiken rd and paddle through Vallhalla. Another takeout point is Broad Run Road but you'll have to climb up the rocks under the bridge. The AAA map shows a park at Broad Run which the city plans to expand. Check out weather.gov and click on water. Hover the cursor to find louisville and click on it then click on fisherville. You need at least a foot to navigate.Also the level can rise 2-3 feet in an hour so check the forecast.
    Says Bill

Does anyone rent the water rafting boats and life jackets? Says Ruth Hollon

The writer is incorrect about this section being the only one you can Paddle. The city of Louisville has installed Canoe
ramps at Miles Park near US 60 and at Fischerville near KY 155 (Taylorsville Rd). You can paddle from Miles Park to Seatonville Rd (13.4 miles). Says MikeB

This stretch of Floyds Fork in Bullitt County is 9.6 miles long and has been rated as a class I section by American Whitewater. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so keep in mind that a large number
 
of rivers in this state are quite easy. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with not too many other rivers for that. This is a pretty decent length section, you can easily run it on an afternoon. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. The wonderful Kentucky scenery and the playfulness of the water beats anything. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. If you'll be staying in a hotel you're in luck, lodging is available very near the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

Floyds Fork, 1526 Bridge to Highway 61/Salt River road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Floyds Fork.
 Whitewater Near Floyds Fork:
Floyds Fork, Bullitt County, 2 miles away
      Class I - 9.6 miles long (1526 Bridge to Highway 61/Salt River)
Salt River, Bullitt County, 9 miles away
      Class I - 11.5 miles long (Stringer Lane river bottoms to Shepherdsville)
Ohio River, Clark County, 15 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 1 miles long (Upper Falls of Ohio)
Ohio River, Clark County, 16 miles away
      Class I(II) - 0 miles long (Lower Falls of Ohio)
Plum Creek, Spencer County, 18 miles away
      Class II(III) - 8.9 miles long (Wilsonville to Salt River)
Otter Creek, Meade County, 24 miles away
      Class II - 6.3 miles long (US 60 to Firetower Road)
 Ski Areas Near Floyds Fork:
Paoli Peaks, Indiana , 64 miles away, 300 foot drop, 9 lifts, 16 runs
Perfect North, Indiana , 83 miles away, 400 foot drop, 10 lifts, 23 runs
 Marinas Near Floyds Fork:
Captain's Quarter Marina, Louisville , 14 miles away
Juniper Beach Docks, Prospect , 17 miles away
Captain's Quarters, Harrods Creek , 17 miles away
Harrods Landing Yacht Club, Prospect , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Floyds Fork:
Garden Inn And Extended Stay Suites, Shepherdsville , 1 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS South, Shepherdsville , 1 miles away
Super 8 Shepherdsville, Shepherdsville , 2 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Louisville South, KY, Shepherdsville , 2 miles away
Sleep Inn & Suites Shepherdsville, Shepherdsville , 2 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Floyds Fork:
Louisville South Koa, Shepherdsville, 1 miles away
Grandma's Rv Park, Shepherdsville, 2 miles away
Gospel Campground, Bullitt County, 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Floyds Fork:
Mammoth Cave National Park, Mammoth Cave - KY , 52 miles away
E. P. 'Tom' Sawyer State Park, Kentucky , 18 miles away
My Old Kentucky Home State Park, Kentucky , 20 miles away
Lincoln Homestead State Park, Kentucky , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Floyds Fork:
Heritage Hill Golf Club, Shepherdsville , 2 miles away
Buffalo Run Golf Center, Shepherdsville , 2 miles away
Maplehurst Golf Course, Shepherdsville , 2 miles away
 Lakes Near Floyds Fork
Tucker Lake, Jefferson , 15 miles away
Riggs Lake, Jefferson , 16 miles away
Sympson Lake, Nelson , 17 miles away

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