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Kentucky whitewater, Silver Creek

Madison county, Kentucky 876 Bridge to end of Bogie Mill Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II     3.5 miles
  The nature scenery of Madison County and the water flowing gracefully down Silver Creek make the trip here worthwhile. The average Kentucky whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. The put-in location is a short drive from Richmond, as you can see on the road map further down. The Kentucky 876 Bridge
    to end of Bogie Mill Road section of Silver Creek in Madison County is 3.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II section of whitewater. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in nature will
have you coming back for more. The campgrounds here at Silver Creek are pretty good. This section is quite short so better bring some good walking shoes. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of places for that.

about the general area:
At Silver Creek you always meet someone from Paint Lick. Fort Boonesborough State Park is a great spot to take a look at on a beautiful day. Silver Creek sees pretty high levels of precipitation. Of all the months in a year May is the one with the most rain, and the driest month is October. All through the warm days of summer, highs usually are in the 80's at Silver Creek. Summer night lows fall down to the 60's. Throughout the wintertime highs are usually in the 40's with temperatures at Silver Creek dipping down into the 20's during winter nights.

Silver Creek, Kentucky 876 Bridge to end of Bogie Mill Road 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 Silver Creek.
 Whitewater Near Silver Creek:
Silver Creek, Madison County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 3.5 miles long (Kentucky 876 Bridge to end of Bogie Mill Road)
Tates Creek, Madison County, 3 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 5 miles long (Million Kentucky to 169 Bridge)
Silver Creek, Madison County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 3 miles long (Curtis RoadBridge to Kentucky 876 Bridge)
Hickman Creek, Jessamine County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 4 miles long (Kentucky 1541 to Elm Fork Road)
Hickman Creek, Jessamine County, 9 miles away
      Class II(III) - 4 miles long (Brumfield Lane to 1268 Bridge)
Calloway Creek, Madison County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.5 miles long (Confluence of Smith Fork to Kentucky River)
Otter Creek, Madison County, 12 miles away
      Class II(III) - 6 miles long (West Fork to Kentucky388 Bridge)
Boone Creek, Fayette/Clark County, 12 miles away
      Class II(III) - 6.3 miles long (Kentucky 418 Bridge to Kentucky River)
Otter Creek, Madison County, 14 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2 miles long (East Fork to Kentucky 388 bridge)
Jouett Creek, Clark County, 14 miles away
      Class IV - 1.8 miles long (Kentucky 418 to Kentucky River)
 Ski Areas Near Silver Creek:
Perfect North, Indiana , 83 miles away, 400 foot drop, 10 lifts, 23 runs
 Marinas Near Silver Creek:
Kings Mill Marina, Lancaster , 18 miles away
Herrington Lake Marina, Lancaster , 18 miles away
Kamp Kennedy Marina, Lancaster , 19 miles away
Chimney Rock Marina, Harrodsburg , 19 miles away
Barkley's Pandora Marina, Harrodsburg , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Silver Creek:
Hampton Inn Richmond, Richmond , 7 miles away
Quality Inn Richmond, Richmond , 7 miles away
Comfort Suites Richmond, Richmond , 7 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites RICHMOND, Richmond , 7 miles away
TownePlace Suites Richmond, Richmond , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Silver Creek:
Sugar Creek Resort, Nicholasville, 9 miles away
Clays Ferry Landing, Lexington, 10 miles away
Oh Kentucky Campgrounds, Berea, 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Silver Creek:
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Oneida - TN , 68 miles away
Fort Boonesborough State Park, Kentucky , 14 miles away
Old Fort Harrod State Park, Kentucky , 29 miles away
Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Silver Creek:
High Point Golf Club, Nicholasville , 9 miles away
Bull Golf Club, Richmond , 9 miles away
Madison Country Club, Richmond , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Silver Creek
Lake Reba, Madison , 12 miles away
Lexington Reservoir Number 4, Fayette , 13 miles away
Herrington Lake, Mercer , 19 miles away

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