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Kentucky whitewater, Jouett Creek

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


CLASS IV     1.8 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Lexington-Fayette, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The nature scenery of Kentucky and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream attract people from near and far. Getting some good exercise and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here. The Kentucky 418 to Kentucky River section of Jouett Creek in Kentucky is 1.8 miles
    long and is a class IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you don’t have reservations you might end
up sleeping in your car. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of places for that. This is a short paddling stretch so you'll have to walk back to the  
start over and over. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Kentucky 418 to Kentucky River section is one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
Near Jouett Creek you stumble on Bush Hollow which is a glorious location to go to. A visit to Jouett Creek wouldn’t be complete without a tour to close by Fort Boonesborough State Park, and Jouett Creek is a place with many visitors from Richmond. If you come to this river you will have a good time for sure. Much rain falls at Jouett Creek. July is the wettest month with most rain, and the driest month of the year is October.

Jouett Creek, Kentucky 418 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 Jouett Creek.
 Whitewater Near Jouett Creek:
Jouett Creek, Clark County, 0 miles away
      Class IV - 1.8 miles long (Kentucky 418 to Kentucky River)
Galloway Creek, Madison County, 2 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.5 miles long (Confluence of Smith Fork to Kentucky River)
Calloway Creek, Madison County, 2 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)
Howard's Creek, Clark County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 5 miles long (Old Stone Church Road to Kentucky River)
Otter Creek, Madison County, 5 miles away
      Class II(III) - 6 miles long (West Fork to Kentucky388 Bridge)
Otter Creek, Madison County, 6 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2 miles long (East Fork to Kentucky 388 bridge)
Four Mile Creek, Clark County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 2 miles long (Four Mile Road Bridge to Confluence with 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-III(IV) - 3 miles long (Curtis RoadBridge to Kentucky 876 Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Jouett Creek:
Perfect North, Indiana , 79 miles away, 400 foot drop, 10 lifts, 23 runs
Spicy Run Mountain, Ohio , 98 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Jouett Creek:
La Quinta Inn & Suites Lexington South / Hamburg, Lexington , 7 miles away
Econo Lodge Lexington, Lexington , 7 miles away
Comfort Inn Lexington, Lexington , 7 miles away
Clarion Hotel Conference Center - South, Lexington , 7 miles away
Days Inn Lexington Southeast, Lexington , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Jouett Creek:
Fort Boonesborough State Park, Richmond, 2 miles away
Clays Ferry Landing, Lexington, 4 miles away
Grove - Daniel Boone National Forest, Winchester, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Jouett Creek:
Fort Boonesborough State Park, Kentucky , 2 miles away
Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky , 32 miles away
Blue Licks Battlefield State Park, Kentucky , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Jouett Creek:
Bull Golf Club, Richmond , 5 miles away
Sportland Golf Course, Winchester , 6 miles away
Southwind Golf Course, Winchester , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Jouett Creek
Lake Reba, Madison , 10 miles away
Lexington Reservoir Number 4, Fayette , 11 miles away

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