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Kentucky whitewater, Glenn's Creek

Woodford county, Kentucky 1685 bridge to Distillery Pool section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     3 miles
 
I'm headed out to run Glenn's Creek in Frankfort, KY. She sure does look like a beauty.
Love the land you tred upon. Says J. Monarch

The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Frankfort, as you can see on the road map further down. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Kentucky tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so keep in mind that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. This river system
    has a few good paddling sections and the Kentucky 1685 bridge to Distillery Pool section is one of them. This section of Glenn's Creek in Kentucky is 3 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-III section.
There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. There are many good hotels to choose from, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came. This is a bit of a short stretch so better bring some good walking shoes. The wonderful Woodford County scenery and the playfulness of the water make the trip here worthwhile.

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about the general area:
If you're interested in cool geologic marks, try Trumbo Bottom, and while you're here you will meet lots of people from close by Frankfort. Throughout the long summer days, highs commonly are in the 80's at Glenn's Creek. Summer night lows plunge down to the 60's. For the duration of the wintertime highs are ordinarily in the 30's with winter lows in the 10's overnight here at Glenn's Creek. Glenn's Creek gets a great deal of water. May is the wettest month with most rain while January is ordinarily the driest month.

Glenn's Creek, Kentucky 1685 bridge to Distillery Pool 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 Glenn's Creek.
 Whitewater Near Glenn's Creek:
Glenn's Creek, Woodford County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Kentucky 1685 bridge to Distillery Pool)
Elkhorn Creek, Franklin County, 5 miles away
      Class II(III) - 6 miles long (Forks of Elkhorn US460 Bridge to Kentucky1900)
Benson Creek, Shelby / Franklin County, 8 miles away
      Class II(III) - 3 miles long (Kentucky 1005 to Benson Falls)
Benson Creek, Anderson / Franklin County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 5.1 miles long (Kentucky 1005 to Kentucky River)
Gilbert Creek, Anderson County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 2.75 miles long (Gilbert Creek road to Kentucky River)
Shawnee Run, Mercer County, 18 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 4 miles long (Kentucky 1343)
Cedar Branch, Mercer County, 21 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.5 miles long (Kentucky 342 to Kentucky River)
Jessamine Creek, Jessamine County, 21 miles away
      Class II(III) - 3.3 miles long (Frankfort Ford Road To 1268)
White Oak Creek, Garrard County, 25 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Kentucky 1845 to Kentucky River)
Hickman Creek, Jessamine County, 27 miles away
      Class II(III) - 4 miles long (Brumfield Lane to 1268 Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Glenn's Creek:
Perfect North, Indiana , 54 miles away, 400 foot drop, 10 lifts, 23 runs
 Marinas Near Glenn's Creek:
Frankfort Boat Club, Frankfort , 4 miles away
Still waters Campground Marina, Frankfort , 9 miles away
Cummins Ferry Campground And Marina, Salvisa , 15 miles away
Beaver Lake Marina, Lawrenceburg , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Glenn's Creek:
Fairfield Inn & Suites Frankfort, Frankfort , 2 miles away
BEST WESTERN Parkside Inn, Frankfort , 3 miles away
Bluegrass Inn, Frankfort , 3 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites FRANKFORT, Frankfort , 4 miles away
Capital Plaza Hotel Frankfort, Frankfort , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Glenn's Creek:
Elkhorn Campground, Frankfort, 5 miles away
Kentucky River Campgrounds, Frankfort, 8 miles away
Still waters Campground Marina, Frankfort, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Glenn's Creek:
Old Fort Harrod State Park, Kentucky , 21 miles away
Lincoln Homestead State Park, Kentucky , 33 miles away
General Butler State Park, Kentucky , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Glenn's Creek:
Mulligan's Indoor Golf, Frankfort , 3 miles away
Duckers Lake Golf Course, Frankfort , 3 miles away
Frankfort Country Club, Frankfort , 4 miles away
 Lakes Near Glenn's Creek
Beaver Lake, Anderson , 16 miles away

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