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Kentucky whitewater, Otter Creek

Madison county, East Fork to Kentucky 388 bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Kentucky is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're not from around here don't forget that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Richmond, as you can see on the road map further down. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The scenic beauty of Kentucky and the playfulness of the water make the trip here worthwhile. Not too many hotels
    nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the East Fork to Kentucky 388 bridge section
is one of them. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. This section is quite short so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good places.

Briefly about the general area:
Fort Boonesborough State Park is a scenic place any time
of year; you're sure to encounter some wonderful people from Richmond here. Throughout the long summer days highs here at Otter Creek reach the 80's while overnight lows are frequently in the 60's. Daytime highs during the winter are in the 30's; night lows in the 20's for Otter Creek. Otter Creek sees pretty high levels of rain. The month with most of the rain is July, and the driest of the months is October.

Otter Creek, East Fork to Kentucky 388 bridge 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 Otter Creek.
 Whitewater Near Otter Creek:
Otter Creek, Madison County, 1 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2 miles long (East Fork to Kentucky 388 bridge)
Otter Creek, Madison County, 2 miles away
      Class II(III) - 6 miles long (West Fork to Kentucky388 Bridge)
Galloway Creek, Madison County, 3 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.5 miles long (Confluence of Smith Fork to Kentucky River)
Four Mile Creek, Clark County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 2 miles long (Four Mile Road Bridge to Confluence with Kentucky River)
Calloway Creek, Madison County, 5 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.5 miles long (Confluence of Smith Fork to Kentucky River)
Howard's Creek, Clark County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 5 miles long (Old Stone Church Road to Kentucky River)
Jouett Creek, Clark County, 6 miles away
      Class IV - 1.8 miles long (Kentucky 418 to Kentucky River)
Muddy Creek, Madison County, 8 miles away
      Class II(III) - 5 miles long (Oakley Wells Road Bridge to Close to Doylesville)
Boone Creek, Fayette/Clark County, 8 miles away
      Class II(III) - 6.3 miles long (Kentucky 418 Bridge to 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 Otter Creek:
Perfect North, Indiana , 84 miles away, 400 foot drop, 10 lifts, 23 runs
Spicy Run Mountain, Ohio , 99 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Otter Creek:
Red Roof Inn Richmond, KY, Richmond , 5 miles away
La Quinta Inn Richmond, Richmond , 6 miles away
Days Inn Richmond, Richmond , 6 miles away
Super 8 Richmond, Richmond , 6 miles away
Best Western Richmond Hotel, Richmond , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Otter Creek:
Fort Boonesborough State Park, Richmond, 4 miles away
Clays Ferry Landing, Lexington, 7 miles away
Grove - Daniel Boone National Forest, Winchester, 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Otter Creek:
Fort Boonesborough State Park, Kentucky , 4 miles away
Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky , 26 miles away
Blue Licks Battlefield State Park, Kentucky , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Otter Creek:
Madison Country Club, Richmond , 4 miles away
Gibson Bay Golf Course, Richmond , 6 miles away
Southwind Golf Course, Winchester , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Otter Creek
Lake Reba, Madison , 5 miles away
Lexington Reservoir Number 4, Fayette , 16 miles away

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