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Kentucky whitewater, Otter Creek

Meade county, US 60 to Firetower Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     6.3 miles
 
New to kayaking and want to do otter creek, anything I need to know? Says Joel jones

The nature scenery of Kentucky and the water flowing gracefully down Otter Creek beats anything. The put-in is not too far from Elizabethtown, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good places for that around here. Getting your paddling
    muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. The campgrounds here at Otter Creek are pretty good. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the US 60 to Firetower
Road stretch is one of them. There are nice comfortable hotels here, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This stretch has has enough mileage, good for a one day paddling trip. The average Kentucky whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so keep in mind that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding.

Briefly about the general area:
Interesting
 
geology is available here; Lick Bottom is in the neighborhood of Otter Creek. Otter Creek is near Boone Hollow which is definitely worth checking out. If you want to stop at some exciting stuff, stop at The Blue Hole; you'll probably meet some people from Muldraugh here. This river is always fun. Otter Creek regularly gets a large amount of rain. March is the month that gets the most rain, and September is the month with the least moisture. High temperatures at Otter Creek through the summer months are in the 80's with overnight lows in the 60's. Throughout the winter highs are in the 30's, and nighttime lows at Otter Creek through the winter mostly descend into the 20's.

Otter Creek, US 60 to Firetower Road 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 Otter Creek.
 Whitewater Near Otter Creek:
Otter Creek, Meade County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 6.3 miles long (US 60 to Firetower Road)
Little Indian Creek, Harrison County, 16 miles away
      Class I(III) - 1.5 miles long (Corydon Country Club to County Fairgrounds)
Blue River, Harrison County, 21 miles away
      Class I(II) - 2.4 miles long (White Cloud to Blue River Chapel)
Potato Run, Harrison County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 2 miles long (Harrison Crawford Forest Horse Camp to Mouth of Ohio River)
Ohio River, Clark County, 27 miles away
      Class I(II) - 0 miles long (Lower Falls of Ohio)
Ohio River, Clark County, 27 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 1 miles long (Upper Falls of Ohio)
Floyds Fork, Bullitt County, 27 miles away
      Class I - 9.6 miles long (1526 Bridge to Highway 61/Salt River)
 Ski Areas Near Otter Creek:
Paoli Peaks, Indiana , 47 miles away, 300 foot drop, 9 lifts, 16 runs
 Hotels Near Otter Creek:
Golden Manor Inn & Suites, Muldraugh , 3 miles away
Super 8 Radcliff Ft. Knox Area, Radcliff , 7 miles away
Gold Vault Inn, Radcliff , 8 miles away
Econo Lodge Fort Knox, Radcliff , 8 miles away
Candlewood Suites RADCLIFF - FORT KNOX, Radcliff , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Otter Creek:
Otter Creek Outdoor Rec Area - DFWR, Muldraugh, 1 miles away
Fort Knox - Camp Carlson Recreation Area, Muldraugh, 2 miles away
Otter Creek Campground, Vine Grove, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Otter Creek:
Mammoth Cave National Park, Mammoth Cave - KY , 36 miles away
Rough River Dam State Park, Kentucky , 37 miles away
E. P. 'Tom' Sawyer State Park, Kentucky , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Otter Creek:
Fort Knox, Fort Knox , 6 miles away
Old Capital Golf Club, Corydon , 16 miles away
Par 3 Golf, Elizabethtown , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Otter Creek
Sander Spring Lake, Hardin , 9 miles away

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