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Kentucky whitewater, Silver Creek

Madison county, Curtis RoadBridge to Kentucky 876 Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III(IV)     3 miles
  The scenic beauty of Madison County and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. If you're coming from Richmond it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Kentucky is often easier than elsewhere, so don't forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. The Curtis RoadBridge
    to Kentucky 876 Bridge section of Silver Creek in Kentucky is 3 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-III(IV) section. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. This is a pretty short
section so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. The Curtis RoadBridge to Kentucky 876 Bridge section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. There are some good hotels near the river, and if you make  
reservations in advance you're all set.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Silver Creek there are plenty of people from Richmond, and going to Fort Boonesborough State Park is a pleasant thing to do. At Silver Creek throughout the days of summer highs are in the 80's, and through summer nights temperatures are in the 60's. The cold days of the wintertime come with highs in the 40's with winter lows in the 20's overnight here at Silver Creek. All the water falling down from the sky makes Silver Creek a wet place. Most of the rain falls throughout May, and October on the other hand is the driest.

Silver Creek, Curtis RoadBridge to Kentucky 876 Bridge 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 Silver Creek.
 Whitewater Near Silver Creek:
Silver Creek, Madison County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 3 miles long (Curtis RoadBridge to Kentucky 876 Bridge)
Silver Creek, Madison County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 3.5 miles long (Kentucky 876 Bridge to end of Bogie Mill Road)
Tates Creek, Madison County, 3 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 5 miles long (Million Kentucky to 169 Bridge)
Otter Creek, Madison County, 10 miles away
      Class II(III) - 6 miles long (West Fork to Kentucky388 Bridge)
Calloway Creek, Madison County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.5 miles long (Confluence of Smith Fork to Kentucky River)
Hickman Creek, Jessamine County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 4 miles long (Kentucky 1541 to Elm Fork Road)
Otter Creek, Madison County, 11 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2 miles long (East Fork to Kentucky 388 bridge)
Boone Creek, Fayette/Clark County, 12 miles away
      Class II(III) - 6.3 miles long (Kentucky 418 Bridge to Kentucky River)
Hickman Creek, Jessamine County, 13 miles away
      Class II(III) - 4 miles long (Brumfield Lane to 1268 Bridge)
Galloway Creek, Madison County, 13 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.5 miles long (Confluence of Smith Fork to Kentucky River)
 Ski Areas Near Silver Creek:
Perfect North, Indiana , 85 miles away, 400 foot drop, 10 lifts, 23 runs
 Hotels Near Silver Creek:
Hampton Inn Richmond, Richmond , 4 miles away
Quality Inn Richmond, Richmond , 4 miles away
Comfort Suites Richmond, Richmond , 4 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites RICHMOND, Richmond , 4 miles away
BEST WESTERN Holiday Plaza, Richmond , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Silver Creek:
Clays Ferry Landing, Lexington, 9 miles away
Oh Kentucky Campgrounds, Berea, 10 miles away
Walnut Meadow Campgrounds, Berea, 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Silver Creek:
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Oneida - TN , 67 miles away
Fort Boonesborough State Park, Kentucky , 13 miles away
Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky , 32 miles away
Old Fort Harrod State Park, Kentucky , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Silver Creek:
Madison Country Club, Richmond , 8 miles away
Gibson Bay Golf Course, Richmond , 9 miles away
Bull Golf Club, Richmond , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Silver Creek
Lake Reba, Madison , 9 miles away
Lexington Reservoir Number 4, Fayette , 15 miles away
Lake Linville, Rockcastle , 19 miles away

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