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Kentucky whitewater, Galloway Creek

Madison county, Confluence of Smith Fork to Kentucky River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     2.5 miles
  The Confluence of Smith Fork to Kentucky River section of Galloway Creek in Kentucky is 2.5 miles long and it is classified as a class II-IV section by American Whitewater. The starting point is not too far from Lexington-Fayette. The campgrounds here at Galloway Creek are pretty good. The beautiful scenery of Kentucky and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good
    places for that around here. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while have people coming from far and near. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem
but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. There are no other sections to paddle along Galloway Creek than the Confluence of Smith Fork to Kentucky River section. This section is quite short so no need to bring snacks. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Kentucky are often more forgiving than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
Galloway Creek is close to Fort Boonesborough State Park which is a gorgeous location; lots of people from Richmond come here. Galloway Creek sees pretty high levels of rainfall. The month with most of the rain is July, and October meanwhile is the driest month. Throughout the warm months highs here at Galloway Creek reach the 80's with night lows in the 60's. Daytime highs all through the wintertime are in the 30's; night lows in the 20's for Galloway Creek.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Galloway Creek.
 Whitewater Near Galloway Creek:
Jouett Creek, Clark County, 2 miles away
      Class IV - 1.8 miles long (Kentucky 418 to Kentucky River)
Howard's Creek, Clark County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 5 miles long (Old Stone Church Road to Kentucky River)
Calloway Creek, Madison County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.5 miles long (Confluence of Smith Fork to Kentucky River)
Otter Creek, Madison County, 4 miles away
      Class II(III) - 6 miles long (West Fork to Kentucky388 Bridge)
Four Mile Creek, Clark County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 2 miles long (Four Mile Road Bridge to Confluence with Kentucky River)
Otter Creek, Madison County, 4 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2 miles long (East Fork to Kentucky 388 bridge)
Boone Creek, Fayette/Clark County, 5 miles away
      Class II(III) - 6.3 miles long (Kentucky 418 Bridge to Kentucky River)
Muddy Creek, Madison County, 10 miles away
      Class II(III) - 5 miles long (Oakley Wells Road Bridge to Close to Doylesville)
Silver Creek, Madison County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 3 miles long (Curtis RoadBridge to Kentucky 876 Bridge)
Tates Creek, Madison County, 12 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 5 miles long (Million Kentucky to 169 Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Galloway Creek:
Perfect North, Indiana , 81 miles away, 400 foot drop, 10 lifts, 23 runs
Spicy Run Mountain, Ohio , 97 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Galloway Creek:
BEST WESTERN Country Squire, Winchester , 7 miles away
Comfort Inn Winchester, Winchester , 7 miles away
Days Inn Richmond, Richmond , 8 miles away
Super 8 Richmond, Richmond , 8 miles away
Red Roof Inn Lexington Richmond, Richmond , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Galloway Creek:
Fort Boonesborough State Park, Richmond, 0 miles away
Clays Ferry Landing, Lexington, 5 miles away
Grove - Daniel Boone National Forest, Winchester, 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Galloway Creek:
Fort Boonesborough State Park, Kentucky , 0 miles away
Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky , 29 miles away
Blue Licks Battlefield State Park, Kentucky , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Galloway Creek:
Southwind Golf Course, Winchester , 6 miles away
Buggies Unlimited, Winchester , 7 miles away
Sportland Golf Course, Winchester , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Galloway Creek
Lake Reba, Madison , 9 miles away
Lexington Reservoir Number 4, Fayette , 13 miles away

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