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Kentucky whitewater, Calloway Creek

Madison county, Confluence of Smith Fork to Kentucky River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-IV     2.5 miles
Calloway is one of the best creeks I've Ever run. The description for calloway makes is sound easy but calloway is very fast and semi remote, perfect boat skills required. Says Tim Richmond

This river is a fun place to kayak and hike.

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 put-in is not too far from Lexington-Fayette, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The Confluence of Smith Fork to Kentucky River section of Calloway Creek is 2.5 miles long and
it is classified as a class II-IV section by American Whitewater. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Getting a good workout and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. This stretch is short so no need to bring snacks. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area  
with plenty of rivers for that. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. There's camping available near Calloway Creek.

Briefly about the general area:
Fort Boonesborough State Park is a nice place, and Calloway Creek is not far at all from Richmond. A good deal of rainfall falls at Calloway Creek. Throughout the month of July you get the most rain around here, and October on the other hand is the driest. Summertime highs at Calloway Creek frequently tend to be in the 80's while nighttime lows are regularly in the 60's.

Calloway Creek, Confluence of Smith Fork 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 Calloway Creek.
 Whitewater Near Calloway Creek:
Calloway Creek, Madison County, 1 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.5 miles long (Confluence of Smith Fork to Kentucky River)
Boone Creek, Fayette/Clark County, 3 miles away
      Class II(III) - 6.3 miles long (Kentucky 418 Bridge 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, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.5 miles long (Confluence of Smith Fork to Kentucky River)
Otter Creek, Madison County, 5 miles away
      Class II(III) - 6 miles long (West Fork to Kentucky388 Bridge)
Howard's Creek, Clark County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 5 miles long (Old Stone Church Road to Kentucky River)
Otter Creek, Madison County, 7 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2 miles long (East Fork to Kentucky 388 bridge)
Tates Creek, Madison County, 8 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 5 miles long (Million Kentucky to 169 Bridge)
Four Mile Creek, Clark County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 2 miles long (Four Mile Road Bridge to Confluence with Kentucky River)
Silver Creek, Madison County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 3 miles long (Curtis RoadBridge to Kentucky 876 Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Calloway Creek:
Perfect North, Indiana , 79 miles away, 400 foot drop, 10 lifts, 23 runs
 Hotels Near Calloway Creek:
La Quinta Inn & Suites Lexington South / Hamburg, Lexington , 6 miles away
Econo Lodge Lexington, Lexington , 6 miles away
Clarion Hotel Conference Center - South, Lexington , 6 miles away
Comfort Inn Lexington, Lexington , 6 miles away
Days Inn Lexington Southeast, Lexington , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Calloway Creek:
Clays Ferry Landing, Lexington, 1 miles away
Fort Boonesborough State Park, Richmond, 4 miles away
Grove - Daniel Boone National Forest, Winchester, 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Calloway Creek:
Fort Boonesborough State Park, Kentucky , 4 miles away
Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky , 32 miles away
Old Fort Harrod State Park, Kentucky , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Calloway Creek:
Bull Golf Club, Richmond , 3 miles away
Madison Country Club, Richmond , 7 miles away
Greenbrier Golf & Country Club, Lexington , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Calloway Creek
Lake Reba, Madison , 9 miles away
Lexington Reservoir Number 4, Fayette , 10 miles away

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