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Indiana whitewater, Ohio River

Clark county, Lower Falls of Ohio section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I(II)     0 miles
  The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Indiana are often more forgiving than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. The natural beauty of Clark County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream have people coming here. The starting point is not too far from Louisville, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that.
    Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here. There's camping available near Ohio River. No need to look hard for hotels, but do book a room before you come because it is a
very popular destination. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling places. The Lower Falls of Ohio section of Ohio River is 0 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I(II) section of whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
The beauty of mother nature reveals herself
at Falls of the Ohio; folks from Clarksville love to come here. Ohio River is a wet site that gets much rainfall. March is the month that gets the most rain; September on the other hand is the driest. Summertime at Ohio River comes with high temperatures in the 80's, and through summer nights temperatures are in the 60's. Highs all through the wintertime are generally in the 30's while the cold winter nights at Ohio River are in the 20's.

Ohio River, Lower Falls of Ohio road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Ohio River.
 Whitewater Near Ohio River:
Ohio River, Clark County, 0 miles away
      Class I(II) - 0 miles long (Lower Falls of Ohio)
Ohio River, Clark County, 2 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 1 miles long (Upper Falls of Ohio)
Floyds Fork, Bullitt County, 16 miles away
      Class I - 9.6 miles long (1526 Bridge to Highway 61/Salt River)
Salt River, Bullitt County, 22 miles away
      Class I - 11.5 miles long (Stringer Lane river bottoms to Shepherdsville)
Little Indian Creek, Harrison County, 23 miles away
      Class I(III) - 1.5 miles long (Corydon Country Club to County Fairgrounds)
Plum Creek, Spencer County, 26 miles away
      Class II(III) - 8.9 miles long (Wilsonville to Salt River)
Otter Creek, Meade County, 27 miles away
      Class II - 6.3 miles long (US 60 to Firetower Road)
Harrod's Creek, Oldham/Jefferson County, 27 miles away
      Class I-II - 30 miles long (Kentucky 53 to Ohio River)
 Ski Areas Near Ohio River:
Paoli Peaks, Indiana , 53 miles away, 300 foot drop, 9 lifts, 16 runs
Perfect North, Indiana , 77 miles away, 400 foot drop, 10 lifts, 23 runs
 Marinas Near Ohio River:
Captain's Quarter Marina, Louisville , 2 miles away
Juniper Beach Docks, Prospect , 9 miles away
Captain's Quarters, Harrods Creek , 11 miles away
Harrods Landing Yacht Club, Prospect , 11 miles away
Heather's On the River, Prospect , 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Ohio River:
Americas Best Inn Clarksville Louisville, Clarksville , 2 miles away
Radisson Hotel Louisville North, Clarksville , 2 miles away
Clarion Hotel Conference Center Louisville North, Clarksville , 2 miles away
Days Inn & Suites Jeffersonville IN, Jeffersonville , 2 miles away
Quality Suites Jeffersonville, Jeffersonville , 2 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Ohio River:
Clarksville KOA Kampground, Clarksville, 2 miles away
Add-more Campground, Clarksville, 3 miles away
Jefferson Mem Forest - Tom Wallace Lake, Fairdale, 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Ohio River:
Mammoth Cave National Park, Mammoth Cave - KY , 61 miles away
E. P. 'Tom' Sawyer State Park, Kentucky , 15 miles away
My Old Kentucky Home State Park, Kentucky , 34 miles away
Clifty Falls State Park, Indiana , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Ohio River:
Woodhaven Country Club, Louisville , 2 miles away
Indoor Golf Of Indiana, Clarksville , 2 miles away
Wooded View Golf Course, Clarksville , 3 miles away
 Lakes Near Ohio River
Deam Lake, Clark , 11 miles away
Tucker Lake, Jefferson , 18 miles away
Riggs Lake, Jefferson , 19 miles away

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