Jul 11, 2009 · 11:00 AM
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I'm updating the description to omit the Elkhorn Creek option, water levels not looking promising at all -- We'll just try the Kentucky River.
Canoe KY Water Level Update Here is a basic description of the trip: Kentucky River Boomerang
When the water gets low on the creek in the summer time, we are not completely down and out. We offer our Kentucky River Boomerang Trip. This is a beautiful stretch of river that passes by farm fields and the famed rolling hills of Kentucky. On this trip, you follow us in your vehicle to your put in point at the Kentuky River Campground. Once you are parked, you put in and can paddle either up or downstream (this part of the river has no real current), then return back to the same spot to take out. The campground has a nice rock beach as well as a picnic pavilion that is perfect for stopping to enjoy your lunch. A great alternative to a day on the creek. Our put-in/take-out spot:[masked],[masked] Probably a non-shuttled trip, although I do see it would just be a short float to downtown Frankfort. Closest address to the above coordinates: 2750 Steele Branch Rd, Frankfort, KY 40601 By the way -- the picture for this Meetup is the Steele Branch Ramp
DIRECTIONS Directions to Steele Branch Boat Ramp: 1: Take I-64 E toward LEXINGTON/I-65. 49.3 mi 2: Merge onto US-127 N via EXIT 53B toward FRANKFORT. 5.0 mi 3: Turn LEFT onto US-421 S/WILKINSON ST. Continue to follow US-421 S. 1.8 mi 4: Take the US-127 ramp toward OWENTON/FRANKFORT. 0.1 mi 5: Turn SLIGHT LEFT. 0.0 mi 6: Turn LEFT onto US-127 N/HOLMES ST. Continue to follow US-127 N. 5.0 mi 7: Turn LEFT onto STEELE BRANCH RD. 2.4 mi 8: End at 2750 Steele Branch Rd Frankfort, KY[masked] Renters: Directions to Canoe KY from Louisville: Take 64 East to the Frankfort/ Lawrenceburg exit, #53B. This will put you on US127 North. Follow it 4.5 miles down into Frankfort. Immediatley after crossing over the Kentucky River, you will come to a traffic light. The 10 story Capital Plaza Hotel will be in front of you. Turn left to stay on 127 North. Continue approximatley 2 miles. After you pass the Buffalo Trace distillery on the left, and a post office on the right you will see a sign stating "Owenton/ Frankfort 127 North". Exit here to the right, and at the bottom of the ramp, turn left, onto 127 North towards Owenton. Go up the big hill, and at the top, turn right onto KY1900. (It is the first road on the right. There is a blue sign there that says "Tourist Activities, Canoe Kentucky 8 Miles".) You will pass our put in when you cross over the Elkhorn in about 5 miles. 3 miles later, over another big hill, you will pass the old Peaks Mill School on the right. Canoe Kentucky will be a 1/4 mile ahead on the left. ** Renters should try to be at Canoe KY by 10:00 AM, so that they can meet the rest of us at the put-in by 11:00 -- We will wait, but please RSPV so we'll know who to wait for. Apparantely there are papers to sign and a video to watch.