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Kentucky whitewater, Shawnee Run

Mercer county, Kentucky 1343 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-III(IV)     4 miles
  The starting point is not too far from Danville, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Kentucky are often easier than in other states, so keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. This stretch of Shawnee Run is 4 miles long and it is classified as a class I-III(IV) section by American Whitewater. The nearby
    hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Kentucky 1343 stretch is one of them. Some people
prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling rivers. On this section you do get some distance, good for a one day paddling trip. The beautiful scenery of Mercer County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people.

about the general area:
Here at Shawnee Run you'll probably meet some folks from Burgin, and a journey to Old Fort Harrod State Park is a pleasant idea. The high level of precipitation makes Shawnee Run a relatively wet site. The wettest month of the year is mostly May, that's the one that rains the most while October is the month with the least amount of precipitation. High temperatures at Shawnee Run throughout the summer are in the 80's, and the nighttime is slightly colder of course, regularly in the 60's. For the period of the winter highs are in the 40's while the cold winter nights at Shawnee Run are in the 10's.

Shawnee Run, Kentucky 1343 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 Shawnee Run.
 Whitewater Near Shawnee Run:
Shawnee Run, Mercer County, 1 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 4 miles long (Kentucky 1343)
Cedar Branch, Mercer County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.5 miles long (Kentucky 342 to Kentucky River)
Gilbert Creek, Anderson County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 2.75 miles long (Gilbert Creek road to Kentucky River)
White Oak Creek, Garrard County, 10 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Kentucky 1845 to Kentucky River)
Jessamine Creek, Jessamine County, 11 miles away
      Class II(III) - 3.3 miles long (Frankfort Ford Road To 1268)
Hickman Creek, Jessamine County, 16 miles away
      Class II(III) - 4 miles long (Brumfield Lane to 1268 Bridge)
Glenn's Creek, Woodford County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Kentucky 1685 bridge to Distillery Pool)
Hickman Creek, Jessamine County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II - 4 miles long (Kentucky 1541 to Elm Fork Road)
Elkhorn Creek, Franklin County, 21 miles away
      Class II(III) - 6 miles long (Forks of Elkhorn US460 Bridge to Kentucky1900)
Benson Creek, Shelby / Franklin County, 23 miles away
      Class II(III) - 3 miles long (Kentucky 1005 to Benson Falls)
 Ski Areas Near Shawnee Run:
Perfect North, Indiana , 72 miles away, 400 foot drop, 10 lifts, 23 runs
 Marinas Near Shawnee Run:
Cummins Ferry Campground And Marina, Salvisa , 2 miles away
Pandora Marina, Burgin , 5 miles away
Barkley's Pandora Marina, Harrodsburg , 7 miles away
Chimney Rock Marina, Harrodsburg , 7 miles away
Kamp Kennedy Marina, Lancaster , 7 miles away
 Hotels Near Shawnee Run:
Country Hearth Inn V73006, Harrodsburg , 5 miles away
Baymont Inn And Suites Harrodsburg, Harrodsburg , 5 miles away
Days Inn Harrodsburg, Harrodsburg , 7 miles away
The Farm, LLC, Danville , 9 miles away
Comfort Suites Danville, Danville , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Shawnee Run:
Cummins Ferry Campground And Marina, Salvisa, 2 miles away
Chimney Rock Campground, Harrodsburg, 7 miles away
Chimney Rock Recreational Vehicle Park, Harrodsburg, 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Shawnee Run:
Old Fort Harrod State Park, Kentucky , 6 miles away
Lincoln Homestead State Park, Kentucky , 30 miles away
Fort Boonesborough State Park, Kentucky , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Shawnee Run:
Bright Leaf Golf Resort, Harrodsburg , 7 miles away
Old Bridge, Danville , 10 miles away
Old Bridge Golf Club, Danville , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Shawnee Run
Herrington Lake, Mercer , 6 miles away
Beaver Lake, Anderson , 18 miles away

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