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Green River - Paddle & Camp - Brownsville/Eric'­s Farm

  • Jun 14, 2014 · 11:00 AM
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Eric has offered to host yet another trip on the Green River, with primitive camping at his farm!! This is always a popular trip with a huge turnout.  The paddling pace is very casual, if not holding on to a motor boat. ALL TIMES ARE EXPRESSED AS EASTERN TIME ZONE The plan is to paddle on Green River from Brownsville, KY to Eric's Farm. Here is the address to the farm:

1321 American Rock Rd. Windyville, KY 42210 Here is a little description of the property in Eric's words:

"...trip down the Green River from Brownsville to my Farm approximately 7 miles down stream. Those interested in Camping can camp at the farm Saturday night. There are hiking trails rock house over hangs with some cliffs . The farm is 243 acres of mostly hills and hollars. the farm borders Green river for about 1/2 mile. I have a city water spicket , there is a old house and barn but primitive camping basically. We can meet at the farm and I will bring a 16 ft. trailer we can shuttle the kayak and canoe's on to Brownsville and end at the farm. The Farm address is 1321 American Rock Rd. Windyville Ky. This is 20 miles south of Leitchfield and 25 miles North of Bowling Green. "

 

Directions according to Eric: Ok Windyville is on a state map there used to be a store there, it is now closed. So if you map quest or GPS you need to put it in as 1321 American Rock Rd. Brownsville as the city and the Zip code is 42210. Mapquest gets pretty close. Go down I-65 south to WK Parkway West ,Exit off WK Pkwy at Leitchfield/Brownsville exit. Turn left at end of ramp, Take Hy. 259 about 6 miles it turns to the right,stay on Hwy. 259 go about 16 more miles until you get to Hwy 70 on your right there are gas stations on both corners of Hwy 70 as you turn right. go about 2 1/2 miles to Hwy.655 on the left (this is Windyville) Locals call Hy. 655 Segal Rd. Go 1 mile to American Rock Rd. it is on the left it is 1.4 mile down to the Farm drive is on the Right. A big black mail box with 1321 and Cissell on it. It is 2000 ft. down to the house you will go thru a metal gate soon after you start down the drive. We can park between the house and the barn to the left side for ease of parking. People can decide where they want to camp. There is a nice flat area beside the house or if people want down by the river or a rock over hang.

 

This is expected to be about a 5-6 hour paddle on flatwater. Please use Message Board and comments section to discuss camping/carpool preparations.

Post-Announcement Notes

  • Eric will be heading to his farm on FRIDAY MORNING as well for anyone that wants to camp an additional night - gate will be open
  • He's also bringing a small motorized V-Hull boat for coolers and cold beverages
  • Please comment if you are needing a loaner boat and we will see what we can do - keep an eye on the comments and the RSPV comments on the right
  • I measured the route on Google Earth and it looks to be about a 8 mile paddle on flat 'lake-like' water
  • A sunday paddle to Bear Creek is an option for anyone interested.
  • If you get lost or find yourself running late, you can contact Eric at[masked] - Service can be a little spotty but he advised to just leave a message and he will get back to you.

 

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  • Kendra H.

    Ok so I have been out kayaking on the salt twice now and am head over hills in love with it. I have been borrowing a friends kayak so I'm basically on the salt river. I want to purchase my own and have been checking them out. Is it better to just buy a new one than to try to buy used. What I have seen online hasn't seemed to be much of a bargain buying used? Any suggestions? I have looked at Bass Pro and like the Ascend D10 anyone have one that can tell me what they think of it. Thanks. Look forward to having my own to join in more of the group outings.

    July 4, 2014

  • Kendra H.

    Is there somewhere local that can teach me the ropes? I don't own a kayak yet but want to purchase one. Want to make sure I can do it before spending the money to buy one.

    June 18, 2014

    • Nate

      Hilary Does that invite apply to anyone. I would love to give it a try as well.

      June 20, 2014

    • Hilary H.

      Sure does Nate!

      June 20, 2014

  • Hilary H.

    Could anyone give me map co-ordinates for the rope swing? I have friends who will be on Green River and would like to find it. Thanks in advance!

    1 · June 18, 2014

    • Stephanie

      I don't know the coordinates but advise them to take a shovel lol

      June 18, 2014

  • Gino G. M.

    Great time as always!! Thanks for the loaner Boat!! See ya at Forecastle!!!!

    June 17, 2014

  • Casey

    Thank you Eric for sharing your amazing farm with us!!! We had a wonderful weekend with you all!!!!

    June 16, 2014

  • Stephanie

    Thanks for hosting Eric. It sucked I had to leave early but it was good meeting every one. Also if any one found an extra chute brand paddle yellow in color let me know mine seems to be missing.

    June 15, 2014

    • Mike R.

      Kyle has it.

      June 15, 2014

    • Kyle

      Text or call me[masked] and we can coordinate returning the paddle.

      June 15, 2014

  • Matt S.

    Great trip!!!

    June 15, 2014

  • Tron

    Thank you to Eric for hosting! It's always fun on the farm. :D

    June 15, 2014

  • Debra

    Thanks Eric for the fun weekend at your farm! It was great seeing everyone and kayaking the Green River was awesome!

    1 · June 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    The Best!

    1 · June 15, 2014

  • Kimberly

    Thanks Eric for hosting! A big thanks to Chuck for roasting the piggy. It was wonderful!

    1 · June 15, 2014

  • marilee m.

    Thank you Eric and others that did so much work. I had a great time with great people. Hopes to attend next year too.

    1 · June 15, 2014

  • Justin B.

    Thanks y'all! Great time! :-)

    1 · June 15, 2014

  • Hilary H.

    Thank you Eric for hosting, an amazing setting for a great trip! So happy I got to join you all for this.

    1 · June 15, 2014

  • marilee m.

    I am leaving Louisville now. Will I make shuttle?

    June 14, 2014

    • Stephanie

      I just left louisville too so I hope so lol

      June 14, 2014

  • Mark M

    Welllll! Kroger effin with my plans again. I will not make it this evening. I may, or may not, make it in time for the paddle tomorrow. I WILL be there tomorrow afternoon. Y'all behave.

    June 13, 2014

    • Heather

      I'm not going to be there in time for the paddle either, but will be there sometime today.

      June 14, 2014

  • Kimberly

    I have a friend wanting to come with me.. she is wanting to try kayaking...is there anyone with a kayak willing to lend a boat?

    June 4, 2014

    • Hilary H.

      Yes it does.

      June 13, 2014

    • Kimberly

      Thanks Hilary!

      June 13, 2014

  • Travis M.

    Unfortunately, it looks like I won't be able to make it. It's always a great time, so maybe see you next time.

    June 12, 2014

    • Travis M.

      I'm gonna try to make it tonight after my son's ballgame. Probably get there around 9-10 or I may wait till morning.

      1 · June 13, 2014

  • Mark M

    Plan to arrive Fri eve.Weather forecast is stellar, the list of attendees even more so! Sad to see some of the names on the "can't make it" list.
    Let the games begin and may the odds be in your favor.

    2 · June 12, 2014

  • Adam

    Hey guys, this is my first meetup with this group. Sounds like fun!

    June 11, 2014

  • Kimberly

    Dogs ok?

    June 9, 2014

    • Justin B.

      I hope. My girl is coming with me.

      June 9, 2014

    • Joseph ".

      Yes it is fine to bring your Dog.

      1 · June 10, 2014

  • Chuck

    100 pound piggy is ordered. Hope everyone is hungry.

    7 · June 8, 2014

    • Chuck

      Chip in whatever you guys feel as fair. Pig is going to be about $200 total.

      June 8, 2014

    • Gino G. M.

      K

      June 9, 2014

  • Stephanie

    Is there trees around the camping area for hammocks or is it just open field? I don't have a tent to I'll just be winging it with a hammock lol.

    June 8, 2014

    • Mark M

      plenty of parking within[masked] yds of the house.

      June 8, 2014

    • Stephanie

      Sweet! Thanks for the info!

      June 8, 2014

  • Justin B.

    We're coming down Friday night I believe.

    June 7, 2014

  • Gino G. M.

    BYOF & BYOB?

    May 30, 2014

    • Hilary H.

      At a guess, yes!

      May 30, 2014

    • Joseph ".

      Yes it is a bring what you need to get thru the weekend event.

      June 2, 2014

  • Gino G. M.

    Whats the food looking like this year?

    May 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will the parking be in proximity of camping, if so will bring a Coleman stove and some stuff?

    April 11, 2014

    • Chuck

      Check the description of the meetup. It will be car camping.

      April 12, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      ty, missed that

      April 12, 2014

  • Jesse S.

    Is this going to allow some paddlers to volunteer some time with the Green River cleanup? Or will there be a conflict?

    April 9, 2014

  • Gino G. M.

    I'm thinking about bringing my son, but I need to borrow a canoe, does anyone have one?

    February 11, 2014

  • Jack

    Eric, As of now count me in,

    February 7, 2014

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