Rating: Beginner, Small River, Class II rapids, 4 miles, Leisurely Pace, Semi-primitive campground (full-service campground or lodging nearby on your own)
If you have any desire to try out whitewater with canoes or kayaks, the BWA spring clinic is the place to do it. Typically we put 5 or 6 beginners in each group with 3 instructors. You get lots of time to learn and practice the basic strokes (forward, sweep, back), braces (high, low) and maneuvers (ferry, catch eddies, peel out of eddies). Can usually rent equipment from Canoe Kentucky for a reasonable amount. May be able to borrow some. Clothing is a little tougher.
All details are at the BWA web site below, including the sign up application. There is a $85 to $95 fee, and the application must be turned in with the fee by 4/16:
You can just hang out with us, camp and eat, for $20, or just stay at Breaks Interstate Park and eat there.
If you decide to go for it, start attending the roll sessions on Friday evenings. They should go through March, and they'll probably add more in April.
This is not an event that Bluegrass Canoe and Kayak Meetup Group is involved with directly, this is just a placeholder on our calendar. Therefore, no liability waiver sign-off here. The BWA application will have its own liability waiver, and they do get insurance through the American Canoe Association.