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Kentucky whitewater, Boone Creek

Fayette Clark county, Kentucky 418 Bridge to Kentucky River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II(III)     6.3 miles
  The Kentucky 418 Bridge to Kentucky River section of Boone Creek in Kentucky is 6.3 miles long and has been rated as a class II(III) section by American Whitewater. The put-in location is a short drive from Lexington-Fayette, 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 you'd better keep in mind that many of the rivers in this state
    are not very demanding. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature have a lot of people coming here. The scenic beauty of Fayette/Clark County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream attract
people from near and far. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good spots. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The campgrounds here at Boone Creek are pretty good. On this section you do get some distance, it's perfect for a one day trip.

Briefly about the general
Places like Fort Boonesborough State Park are magnificent to have a look at, and you'll possibly meet some folks from Richmond here. Boone Creek is a wet place that gets much rainfall. Of all the months in a year July is the one with the most rain; the driest month of the year is October. For the period of the months of summer at Boone Creek temperatures are frequently in the 80's. Once the sun is down it descends down to the 60's. The wintertime brings highs down to the 30's with temperatures at Boone Creek dipping down into the 20's through winter nights.

Boone Creek, Kentucky 418 Bridge to Kentucky River 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 Boone Creek.
 Whitewater Near Boone Creek:
Boone Creek, Fayette/Clark County, 1 miles away
      Class II(III) - 6.3 miles long (Kentucky 418 Bridge to Kentucky River)
Calloway Creek, Madison County, 2 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.5 miles long (Confluence of Smith Fork to Kentucky River)
Jouett Creek, Clark County, 3 miles away
      Class IV - 1.8 miles long (Kentucky 418 to Kentucky River)
Galloway Creek, Madison County, 5 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.5 miles long (Confluence of Smith Fork to Kentucky River)
Otter Creek, Madison County, 6 miles away
      Class II(III) - 6 miles long (West Fork to Kentucky388 Bridge)
Howard's Creek, Clark County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 5 miles long (Old Stone Church Road to Kentucky River)
Otter Creek, Madison County, 8 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2 miles long (East Fork to Kentucky 388 bridge)
Tates Creek, Madison County, 9 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 5 miles long (Million Kentucky to 169 Bridge)
Four Mile Creek, Clark County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 2 miles long (Four Mile Road Bridge to Confluence with Kentucky River)
Silver Creek, Madison County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 3 miles long (Curtis RoadBridge to Kentucky 876 Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Boone Creek:
Perfect North, Indiana , 77 miles away, 400 foot drop, 10 lifts, 23 runs
 Hotels Near Boone Creek:
La Quinta Inn & Suites Lexington South / Hamburg, Lexington , 4 miles away
Econo Lodge Lexington, Lexington , 4 miles away
Comfort Inn Lexington, Lexington , 4 miles away
Clarion Hotel Conference Center - South, Lexington , 4 miles away
Days Inn Lexington Southeast, Lexington , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Boone Creek:
Clays Ferry Landing, Lexington, 1 miles away
Fort Boonesborough State Park, Richmond, 5 miles away
Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, Renfro Valley, 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Boone Creek:
Fort Boonesborough State Park, Kentucky , 5 miles away
Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky , 34 miles away
Old Fort Harrod State Park, Kentucky , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Boone Creek:
Bull Golf Club, Richmond , 2 miles away
Greenbrier Golf & Country Club, Lexington , 7 miles away
Madison Country Club, Richmond , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Boone Creek
Lexington Reservoir Number 4, Fayette , 9 miles away
Lake Reba, Madison , 11 miles away

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