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Kentucky whitewater, Muddy Creek

Madison county, Oakley Wells Road Bridge to Close to Doylesville section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II(III)     5 miles
  This stretch of Muddy Creek in Kentucky is 5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II(III) section. The beautiful scenery of Kentucky and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The put-in location is a short drive from Richmond, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The rivers for whitewater
    rafting and kayaking here in Kentucky are often easier than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many runs in this state are very easy. On this section you do get some distance, it's perfect for
a one day trip. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while have people coming from far and near. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of folks from Waco here, and Fort Boonesborough State Park is a pleasant spot to stretch your legs a bit. Summertime highs at Muddy Creek generally tend to be in the 80's. All through the moonlight hours it's commonly in the 60's. For the period of the wintertime the highs are generally in the 30's; after the sun is down during the wintertime temperatures at Muddy Creek fall into the 20's. All the water falling down from the sky makes Muddy Creek a wet spot. July is when you get the most rain here; October meanwhile is the driest month.

Muddy Creek, Oakley Wells Road Bridge to Close to Doylesville 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 Muddy Creek.
 Whitewater Near Muddy Creek:
Muddy Creek, Madison County, 2 miles away
      Class II(III) - 5 miles long (Oakley Wells Road Bridge to Close to Doylesville)
Four Mile Creek, Clark County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 2 miles long (Four Mile Road Bridge to Confluence with Kentucky River)
Otter Creek, Madison County, 6 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2 miles long (East Fork to Kentucky 388 bridge)
Otter Creek, Madison County, 8 miles away
      Class II(III) - 6 miles long (West Fork to Kentucky388 Bridge)
Galloway Creek, Madison County, 9 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.5 miles long (Confluence of Smith Fork to Kentucky River)
Howard's Creek, Clark County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 5 miles long (Old Stone Church Road to Kentucky River)
Jouett Creek, Clark County, 11 miles away
      Class IV - 1.8 miles long (Kentucky 418 to Kentucky River)
Calloway Creek, Madison County, 12 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.5 miles long (Confluence of Smith Fork to Kentucky River)
Boone Creek, Fayette/Clark County, 14 miles away
      Class II(III) - 6.3 miles long (Kentucky 418 Bridge to Kentucky River)
Silver Creek, Madison County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 3 miles long (Curtis RoadBridge to Kentucky 876 Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Muddy Creek:
Perfect North, Indiana , 88 miles away, 400 foot drop, 10 lifts, 23 runs
Spicy Run Mountain, Ohio , 95 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Muddy Creek:
Red Roof Inn Lexington Richmond, Richmond , 10 miles away
The Bennett House Bed & Breakf, Richmond , 10 miles away
Hampton Inn Winchester, Winchester , 11 miles away
BEST WESTERN Country Squire, Winchester , 11 miles away
Red Roof Lexington - Winchester, Winchester , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Muddy Creek:
Fort Boonesborough State Park, Richmond, 9 miles away
Grove - Daniel Boone National Forest, Winchester, 9 miles away
Holly Bay - Daniel Boone National Forest, Winchester, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Muddy Creek:
Fort Boonesborough State Park, Kentucky , 9 miles away
Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky , 21 miles away
Natural Bridge State Park, Kentucky , 33 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Muddy Creek:
Gibson Bay Golf Course, Richmond , 9 miles away
Southwind Golf Course, Winchester , 9 miles away
Buggies Unlimited, Winchester , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Muddy Creek
Lake Reba, Madison , 8 miles away

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