Here's a couple of minutes about our National Water Trail. Find maps and more information about all of our paddling opportunities below. UPDATE: THERE ARE NOW CLASS 2 RAPIDS AT THE LOCK 6 SITE - JUST ADJUST YOUR PLANS ACCORDINGLY.
The Green and Nolin Rivers Blueway, mostly inside Mammoth Cave National Park but also within Edmonson County and the Nolin Lake Tailwater in south-central Kentucky, includes 36 miles of navigable waterway and 7 public access sites. There are 18 trips available. You can find the trip PDF's & an overview of the entire Blueway at the link below. UPDATE: THERE ARE NOW CLASS 2 RAPIDS AT THE LOCK 6 SITE - JUST ADJUST YOUR PLANS ACCORDINGLY.
The Hart County Blueway on the Green, covers 42.5 miles of the Green River. This Blueway begins at the private launch, Lynn Camp Creek, and runs to Dennison Ferry inside Mammoth Cave National Park. Please note access must be arranged to launch at Lynn Camp Creek. Also, please note that there is no public access in-between Munfordville and Dennison Ferry. The 7 trip PDF's & an overview can be found at the link below.
Nolin River Lake is a 5,795-acre lake created from the impoundment of the Nolin River. There are four boat launches operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers and one launch maintained by Nolin State Park.
Two creek forks flow into Warren County where they meet the main stem of Drakes Creek that drains into Barren River near Bowling Green.
Barren River Lake State Resort Park is home to a boastful 10,000 acre lake. There is one boat launch maintained by the state park.
The Beaver Creek Blueway Trail highlights a 3 mile section of the stream.The Blueway page is linked below.
Canoeists & kayakers may float the Green River right through the heart of Mammoth Cave National Park & witness one of the most unique geological areas on Earth. Mammoth Cave National Park is a World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve - recognition of the ecosystem’s international importance.
See Mammoth Cave Press Release below
There are over 12 miles of paddling on the Green River in Hart County. You can find Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife info about this section of the river by clicking the button below.
The Warren County Blueways is a resource to the rivers in Warren County Kentucky mapping out several access points on the Barren, Drakes, Gasper, and Green Rivers.
This portion of the Barren River is comprised of abundant riffle/run habitat, narrow, braided channels and shallow pools that help support fishable populations of striped bass, channel catfish, white bass, smallmouth bass, bluegill and rock bass.
Lower Barren River flows 81 miles from the Barren River Lake Tailwater downstream to its confluence with the Green River near Woodbury, KY., winding its way though Allen and Warren counties and the city of Bowling Green. There are two dams on the Lower Barren.
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