We are paddling 19.5 miles from Dennison Ferry to Houchins Ferry on the beautiful Green River in western Kentucky. Do not RSVP for this event unless you have read the event description in its entirety and are[masked]% positive you will attend.
We will want to get an early start so we can get a decent river campsite! We will need to do a 45 mile shuttle and will also need to stop at the Visitor's Center to pick up our FREE Backcountry Passes for the weekend. So waky, waky sunshine!
The first 10-12 miles of the Green River has some current. We will find a place to camp along the Green River. Please bring a small backpack style tent!
The paddle will be about 10+ miles. There is little to no current.
We will push of from the shoreline at 10:30 AM + or - on Saturday
We should be out of the water 2:30 PM + or - on Sunday
Expect to spend 2 full days on the water
We will take a leisurely paddle giving plenty of time for camera opportunities
This paddle is 19.5 miles
This paddle is suitable for paddlers with some moving water experience. You must be 18 years of age or older and sign the liability waiver. Its not a hard paddle, however it is a long paddle and there are obstacles to maneuver.
• What You See
The beautiful Green River and Mammoth Cave National Park, dramatic bluffs, majestic trees, and wildlife.
There are no restrooms available.
Bring enough food, water and snacks for the duration of the event.
A boat that tracks well would be ideal. Anything from a 12' crossover to a 14' lake boat will work fine. Many long and flat sections to paddle.
• What to Bring
PFD / hat / water / sunscreen / bug spray / dry clothes / dry shoes / dry bags / safety equipment/ extra paddle / your food/snacks and your smile / etc....
We will be camping out of our kayak's so pack like you are going on a backpacking trip. If you are uncertain how to do this, this paddle may not be for you.
We will be camping out of our car on Friday night and camping out of our kayak Saturday night. You must be prepared to camp with backpacker level experience and equipment to attend this event.
Event host will arrive early Friday evening to try to get tent campsites at the Houchins Ferry Campground. This campground has only 12 sites, and they are equipped with picnic tables, fire grates, chemical toilets, fresh water, and an adjacent picnic shelter. There are no showers!
If we are unable to secure sites a Houchins Ferry Campground, our backup plan will be to use the Mammoth Cave Main Campground.
You are required to share in the cost of the campsites. We plan on getting 2 sites. Houchins Ferry is $12.00 a night, Mammoth Cave is 17.00.
IMPORTANT: Check this MEETUP site on Friday 25th for an update on which campsite is reserved for our group. Read more: http://www.gorp.com/parks-guide/travel-ta-mammoth-cave-national-park-paddling-kentucky-sidwcmdev_067418.html#ixzz35QFNDz19
Directions to Houchins Ferry Campground (***according to Google Maps***)
GPS Coordinates are.. 37*12'06.50 N 86*14'13.75 W
Heading South on I-75 from the Ohio River..
Continue on 1-75 to 1-71 South towards Louisville, KY.
Drive 71 miles to I-264 (EXIT 5).
Drive 10 miles to I-65 South (EXIT 12) toward Nashville.
Drive 80 miles to KY90/KY70 (EXIT 53).
Turn RIGHT onto KY70 W / Mammoth Cave Rd.
*** PAY CLOSE ATTENTION Drive 3.4 miles***
Turn LEFT onto KY255/KY70 W
***DO NOT GO STRAIGHT***
***PLEASE DO NOT MISS THAT TURN***
Stay on KY70 W for approx 15 miles to the town of Brownsville, KY
Turn RIGHT on KY259 aka South Main St and drive 0.3 miles
Turn RIGHT on Houchins Ferry Road for 0.3 miles and make another RIGHT onto Houchins Ferry Rd.
Drive approx 3-4 miles Houchins Ferry Campground is on the Left.
If you drive INTO the Green River, you went TOO Far!
You are on your own for meal planning for this event
Gauges - USGS[masked] GREEN RIVER AT LOCK 6 AT BROWNSVILLE, KY
Weather - weather.com 10 day forcast
MAPS AND INFORMATION
Green River Distance Chart
- Munfordville to Park Boundary | 19 miles
- Park Boundary to Dennison Ferry | 3 miles
- Dennison Ferry to Green River Ferry | 7.5 miles
- Green River Ferry to Houchins Ferry | 12 miles
- Houchins Ferry to Lock & Dam # 6 | 3 miles
- Tailwaters Recreation Area to Houchins Ferry | 9 miles
ACCIDENT WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY
By RSVP'ing yes and attending this event, you are acknowledging that you agree to the posted accident waiver and release of liability notice located on this website.
This paddle will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather or unsuitable river conditions.
New Moon: 5:43pm
No guests permitted on this event