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Kentucky whitewater, Salt River

Bullitt county, Stringer Lane river bottoms to Shepherdsville section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I     11.5 miles
 
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Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Kentucky tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. The wonderful Bullitt County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water have people coming here. This stretch of Salt River in Kentucky is 11.5 miles long and is a class
    I section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. This stretch is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so why not pack your camping stuff too. Great exercise and just being out on the river for
a while have people coming from far and near. The starting location is a short drive from Louisville, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. Lodging is available near the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way  
    in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too.

Briefly about the general area:
You're sure to run
  into some fine people from Shepherdsville here. For the duration of the warm months highs here at Salt River reach the 80's, and throughout the night it cools down to the 60's. Daytime highs through the winter are in the 40's while Salt River nighttime low temperatures all through the wintertime are in the 20's. Salt River is a reasonably wet place ordinarily with a good deal of rain.

Salt River, Stringer Lane river bottoms to Shepherdsville 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 Salt River.
 Whitewater Near Salt River:
Floyds Fork, Bullitt County, 3 miles away
      Class I - 9.6 miles long (1526 Bridge to Highway 61/Salt River)
Salt River, Bullitt County, 6 miles away
      Class I - 11.5 miles long (Stringer Lane river bottoms to Shepherdsville)
Plum Creek, Spencer County, 15 miles away
      Class II(III) - 8.9 miles long (Wilsonville to Salt River)
Ohio River, Clark County, 17 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 1 miles long (Upper Falls of Ohio)
Ohio River, Clark County, 19 miles away
      Class I(II) - 0 miles long (Lower Falls of Ohio)
Otter Creek, Meade County, 27 miles away
      Class II - 6.3 miles long (US 60 to Firetower Road)
Harrod's Creek, Oldham/Jefferson County, 29 miles away
      Class I-II - 30 miles long (Kentucky 53 to Ohio River)
 Ski Areas Near Salt River:
Paoli Peaks, Indiana , 68 miles away, 300 foot drop, 9 lifts, 16 runs
Perfect North, Indiana , 81 miles away, 400 foot drop, 10 lifts, 23 runs
 Marinas Near Salt River:
Captain's Quarter Marina, Louisville , 17 miles away
Juniper Beach Docks, Prospect , 18 miles away
Captain's Quarters, Harrods Creek , 18 miles away
Harrods Landing Yacht Club, Prospect , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Salt River:
Garden Inn And Extended Stay Suites, Shepherdsville , 4 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS South, Shepherdsville , 5 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Louisville South, KY, Shepherdsville , 5 miles away
Sleep Inn & Suites Shepherdsville, Shepherdsville , 5 miles away
Super 8 Shepherdsville, Shepherdsville , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Salt River:
Louisville South Koa, Shepherdsville, 3 miles away
Grandma's Rv Park, Shepherdsville, 5 miles away
Gospel Campground, Bullitt County, 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Salt River:
Mammoth Cave National Park, Mammoth Cave - KY , 54 miles away
My Old Kentucky Home State Park, Kentucky , 16 miles away
E. P. 'Tom' Sawyer State Park, Kentucky , 17 miles away
Lincoln Homestead State Park, Kentucky , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Salt River:
Quail Chase Golf Course, Louisville , 6 miles away
Crossings Golf Club, Brooks , 7 miles away
Glenmary Country Club, Louisville , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Salt River
Sympson Lake, Nelson , 13 miles away
Tucker Lake, Jefferson , 13 miles away
Riggs Lake, Jefferson , 14 miles away

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