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Kentucky whitewater, White Oak Creek

Garrard county, Kentucky 1845 to Kentucky River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV     2 miles
  This section of White Oak Creek in Garrard County is 2 miles long and is a class IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. If you're coming from Danville it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The beautiful scenery of Kentucky and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream have people coming here. There are some good
    sections to paddle in this river system, the Kentucky 1845 to Kentucky River section is one of them. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state 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. This is a somewhat short section so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking,  
either way this area has a large number of paddling places. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp.

Briefly about the general area:
During your visit to White Oak Creek you'll meet some folks from Wilmore for sure; Devils Elbow is an interesting spot to check out while at White Oak Creek. Old Fort Harrod State Park is a stunning site any time of year. All through the summer at White Oak Creek temperatures are regularly in the 80's. For the period of the moonlight hours it's frequently in the 60's. Highs through the winter are usually in the 40's, and after the sun is down all through the winter temperatures at White Oak Creek plunge into the 20's.

White Oak Creek, Kentucky 1845 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 White Oak Creek.
 Whitewater Near White Oak Creek:
White Oak Creek, Garrard County, 1 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Kentucky 1845 to Kentucky River)
Jessamine Creek, Jessamine County, 5 miles away
      Class II(III) - 3.3 miles long (Frankfort Ford Road To 1268)
Hickman Creek, Jessamine County, 6 miles away
      Class II(III) - 4 miles long (Brumfield Lane to 1268 Bridge)
Cedar Branch, Mercer County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.5 miles long (Kentucky 342 to Kentucky River)
Hickman Creek, Jessamine County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 4 miles long (Kentucky 1541 to Elm Fork Road)
Shawnee Run, Mercer County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 4 miles long (Kentucky 1343)
Tates Creek, Madison County, 16 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 5 miles long (Million Kentucky to 169 Bridge)
Silver Creek, Madison County, 16 miles away
      Class II - 3.5 miles long (Kentucky 876 Bridge to end of Bogie Mill Road)
Silver Creek, Madison County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 3 miles long (Curtis RoadBridge to Kentucky 876 Bridge)
Gilbert Creek, Anderson County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 2.75 miles long (Gilbert Creek road to Kentucky River)
 Ski Areas Near White Oak Creek:
Perfect North, Indiana , 78 miles away, 400 foot drop, 10 lifts, 23 runs
 Marinas Near White Oak Creek:
Kamp Kennedy Marina, Lancaster , 5 miles away
Herrington Lake Marina, Lancaster , 5 miles away
Chimney Rock Marina, Harrodsburg , 5 miles away
Barkley's Pandora Marina, Harrodsburg , 5 miles away
Kings Mill Marina, Lancaster , 6 miles away
 Hotels Near White Oak Creek:
Comfort Inn Lexington South, Nicholasville , 5 miles away
Home Place Inn, Nicholasville , 9 miles away
The Farm, LLC, Danville , 9 miles away
Holiday Inn Express LEXINGTON-SW (NICHOLASVILLE), Nicholasville , 9 miles away
Super 8 Danville, Danville , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near White Oak Creek:
Riverview At Camp Nelson RV Park, Lancaster, 1 miles away
Sugar Creek Resort, Nicholasville, 5 miles away
Chimney Rock Recreational Vehicle Park, Harrodsburg, 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near White Oak Creek:
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Oneida - TN , 70 miles away
Old Fort Harrod State Park, Kentucky , 15 miles away
Fort Boonesborough State Park, Kentucky , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near White Oak Creek:
Peninsula Golf Resort, Bryantsville , 3 miles away
Old Bridge Golf Club, Danville , 6 miles away
Old Bridge, Danville , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near White Oak Creek
Herrington Lake, Mercer , 5 miles away
Lexington Reservoir Number 4, Fayette , 17 miles away

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