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Kentucky whitewater, Hickman Creek

Jessamine county, Brumfield Lane to 1268 Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II(III)     4 miles
Great creek, one of my favorite runs. Very nice area the only down side is that there is some dumps along the river side. But still is a very scenic area. There is a lot of wildlife along the creek side. Now to the good stuff the white water this creek is great! I would say the best cfs to run the creek is around 1000 for white water. But at flood stage the creek becomes very risky, me and a friend of mine rain it at 1700 cfs with very
    high standing waves that I would say there are very good class III rapids and easily class IV. There are a few nice surf holes, there is a good one at the put in so you could park and surf. By far one of the best local creeks
to paddle and one of my favorites. Says Andrew Walker

I have been rideing this strectch of creek about 4 times a summer for the past six years. Woundn't call it rapids though, most of the time it is quite shallow, alot of packing your boat. Flood water is a differt story. It's quite dangerouse but it can be done, I was able to navigate 9 miles of the creek while flooding before I lost my kayak to the creek. Beautiful ride though,
bring a fishing pole, lots of small fish! Says Jamie

Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. The wonderful Kentucky scenery and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Brumfield Lane to 1268 Bridge stretch is one of them.

Hickman Creek, Brumfield Lane to 1268 Bridge road map
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These outdoors activities are available near Hickman Creek.
 Whitewater Near Hickman Creek:
Hickman Creek, Jessamine County, 1 miles away
      Class II(III) - 4 miles long (Brumfield Lane to 1268 Bridge)
Hickman Creek, Jessamine County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 4 miles long (Kentucky 1541 to Elm Fork Road)
Jessamine Creek, Jessamine County, 5 miles away
      Class II(III) - 3.3 miles long (Frankfort Ford Road To 1268)
White Oak Creek, Garrard County, 6 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Kentucky 1845 to Kentucky River)
Cedar Branch, Mercer County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.5 miles long (Kentucky 342 to Kentucky River)
Tates Creek, Madison County, 11 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 5 miles long (Million Kentucky to 169 Bridge)
Silver Creek, Madison County, 12 miles away
      Class II - 3.5 miles long (Kentucky 876 Bridge to end of Bogie Mill Road)
Silver Creek, Madison County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 3 miles long (Curtis RoadBridge to Kentucky 876 Bridge)
Shawnee Run, Mercer County, 16 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 4 miles long (Kentucky 1343)
Boone Creek, Fayette/Clark County, 17 miles away
      Class II(III) - 6.3 miles long (Kentucky 418 Bridge to Kentucky River)
 Ski Areas Near Hickman Creek:
Perfect North, Indiana , 77 miles away, 400 foot drop, 10 lifts, 23 runs
 Marinas Near Hickman Creek:
Kamp Kennedy Marina, Lancaster , 10 miles away
Herrington Lake Marina, Lancaster , 10 miles away
Chimney Rock Marina, Harrodsburg , 10 miles away
Kings Mill Marina, Lancaster , 10 miles away
Barkley's Pandora Marina, Harrodsburg , 10 miles away
 Hotels Near Hickman Creek:
Comfort Inn Lexington South, Nicholasville , 2 miles away
Home Place Inn, Nicholasville , 5 miles away
Holiday Inn Express LEXINGTON-SW (NICHOLASVILLE), Nicholasville , 6 miles away
Forty57 At Glasford, Lexington , 10 miles away
Homewood Suites By Hilton Lexington, Lexington , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Hickman Creek:
Sugar Creek Resort, Nicholasville, 4 miles away
Riverview At Camp Nelson RV Park, Lancaster, 4 miles away
Camp Nelson Recreational Vehicle Park, Lancaster, 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Hickman Creek:
Old Fort Harrod State Park, Kentucky , 19 miles away
Fort Boonesborough State Park, Kentucky , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Hickman Creek:
Connemara Golf Links, Nicholasville , 7 miles away
Peninsula Golf Resort, Bryantsville , 7 miles away
High Point Golf Club, Nicholasville , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Hickman Creek
Herrington Lake, Mercer , 9 miles away
Lexington Reservoir Number 4, Fayette , 13 miles away

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