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Kentucky whitewater, Plum Creek

Spencer county, Wilsonville to Salt River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II(III)     8.9 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Louisville, as you can see on the road map further down. The natural beauty of Spencer County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water attract people from near and far. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling
    spots. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. There's camping
available near Plum Creek. This is a pretty decent length section, suitable for an afternoon trip. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so better not forget that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. The Wilsonville to Salt River section of Plum Creek in Kentucky is 8.9 miles long and has been rated as a class II(III) section by American Whitewater.

about the general area:
Feather Bed Hollow is a glorious spot to have a look at close by; Plum Creek is not far at all from Taylorsville. My Old Kentucky Home State Park is a great spot. Plum Creek gets much water. Most of the rain falls during March, and the driest month of the year is October. Throughout the summertime months, highs typically are in the 80's at Plum Creek, and the night is somewhat chillier of course, commonly in the 60's. Through the winter highs are generally in the 40's while the cold winter nights at Plum Creek are in the 20's.

Plum Creek, Wilsonville to Salt 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 Plum Creek.
 Whitewater Near Plum Creek:
Plum Creek, Spencer County, 2 miles away
      Class II(III) - 8.9 miles long (Wilsonville to Salt River)
Salt River, Bullitt County, 8 miles away
      Class I - 11.5 miles long (Stringer Lane river bottoms to Shepherdsville)
Floyds Fork, Bullitt County, 15 miles away
      Class I - 9.6 miles long (1526 Bridge to Highway 61/Salt River)
Harrod's Creek, Oldham/Jefferson County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II - 30 miles long (Kentucky 53 to Ohio River)
Ohio River, Clark County, 25 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 1 miles long (Upper Falls of Ohio)
Little Kentucky River, Henry/Trimble County, 26 miles away
      Class II - 8.1 miles long (Sulphur to Kentucky 421)
Ohio River, Clark County, 26 miles away
      Class I(II) - 0 miles long (Lower Falls of Ohio)
 Ski Areas Near Plum Creek:
Perfect North, Indiana , 70 miles away, 400 foot drop, 10 lifts, 23 runs
Paoli Peaks, Indiana , 79 miles away, 300 foot drop, 9 lifts, 16 runs
 Marinas Near Plum Creek:
Taylorsville Lake Marina, Taylorsville , 7 miles away
Captain's Quarters, Harrods Creek , 19 miles away
Harrods Landing Yacht Club, Prospect , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Plum Creek:
21c Museum Hotel Louisville, Louisville , 5 miles away
Jameson Inn Louisville East, Louisville , 6 miles away
WoodSpring Suites Louisville S, Louisville , 10 miles away
Hawthorn Suites By Wyndham Louisville/Jeffersontown, Louisville , 11 miles away
Wingate By Wyndham Louisville East, Louisville , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Plum Creek:
Cedar Ridge Camp, Louisville, 7 miles away
Rolling Hills Camping Resort, Taylorsville, 10 miles away
Holt's Campground and Fishing Lake, Bardstown, 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Plum Creek:
Mammoth Cave National Park, Mammoth Cave - KY , 67 miles away
My Old Kentucky Home State Park, Kentucky , 14 miles away
E. P. 'Tom' Sawyer State Park, Kentucky , 15 miles away
Lincoln Homestead State Park, Kentucky , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Plum Creek:
Tanglewood Golf Course, Taylorsville , 9 miles away
Glenmary Country Club, Louisville , 10 miles away
Valhalla Golf Club, Louisville , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Plum Creek
Riggs Lake, Jefferson , 9 miles away
Tucker Lake, Jefferson , 10 miles away
Sympson Lake, Nelson , 15 miles away

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