Trammel Creek - HWY 1302 to HWY 240

This section of Trammel Creek begins in Halfway, KY (HWY 1302)  and ends at the HWY 240 overpass.  The trip is about 3 miles.  The shorter distance is safer when temperatures are freezing, especially if a paddler gets wet.   Depending on weather, this trip can be continued to the Boyce-fairview take-out to make the trip longer (about 7 miles). 

 

The meeting place is Phil Moore Park.  We'll follow out the put-in from there. 

Click HERE for a map of the put-in at HWY 1302 and the take-out at HWY 240.

This trip is not suitable for first time paddlers or children.  Only paddlers with proper cold weather gear are permitted.  You should have a wet-suit/dry-suit, hat, gloves and waterproof footwear.

 

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  • Maryellen S.

    Skill-honing day for sure, but oh, what a beautiful winter day on the water! 11.21 miles of twists, turns, single file elements, nice wave trains (one that splashed up to my ear and left puddles on my spray skirt...loved it), multiple log jams, tight squeezes, all kept you on your toes, and, for me, there were plenty of moments of "wow, glad I made it through THAT without tipping over"! LOL Water was a beautiful blue/green and COLD (according to Jason). Plenty of sunshine and warmth from fellowship with paddlers, Trammel was a good challenge for me...guess I do too much lake/river paddling ~ teehee. Great to meet Scott & Julie from Clarksville, TN and see folks hadn't seen in a while (Erika, Dick, Bill). What great teamwork at the log jams and tight squeezes...awesome day!

    2 · February 25, 2013

    • John B.

      Buy the cold weather gear piece by piece and then the more experience you get the more comfortable you will be in those troublesome spots. Winter is a great time to see the bluffs, sceneery and wildlife.

      1 · February 25, 2013

    • Maryellen S.

      That's what I had to do as well, John. And yes, winter has a beauty all its own, though I long for spring and summer all day paddles :)

      February 26, 2013

  • Erika N.

    This was an adventurous paddle for me. I have been wanting to try kayaking in colder weather but have been to chicken to get out in the cold water. LOL. The weather was great for a nice winter paddle. My Geocaching/hiking/kayaking buddy Dick mentioned he was driving up from TN and I couldn't miss a chance to see him so I made the decision to finally try this winter kayaking thing. I sure picked a good one with lots of trials but was very glad I did. Haven't decided if I will venture out in the cold yet again as I was more nervous than I usually am in places I've done many many times. I will blame that on the 2 that I was riding in the backseat with on the shuttle. (Joe and Maryellen.) Haha!!! It was great to see everyone and I can't wait to really get on the water more this year with the group. This really is a great group of people. Even with John throwing fake spiders in my boat. LOL.

    2 · February 25, 2013

  • Maryellen S.

    Just a note that we actually started at the Old State Road and went under Hwy 1332 bridge and then paddled on down to take out right before the bridge at Hwy 240

    February 25, 2013

  • Scott B.

    Julie and I had a GREAT time. Was nice to meet everyone. Hope to join in on another trip sometime.

    February 25, 2013

  • Powell A.

    Great trip! Long enough to make a good day of it. Lots of brush busting, great teamwork, plenty of good twists and turns.

    3 · February 24, 2013

  • Jason S.

    Great paddle!!! It’s true the Curse of Trammel Creek lives. I tested the water’s temperature and for anyone who wants to know it is cold!!! We saw lots of interesting wildlife and the first signs of spring. But the strangest thing I saw was “plus one” eating nine sandwiches.

    3 · February 24, 2013

  • Maria C. S.

    Lots of excitement on this one. Lots of obstacles that, with teamwork, we were all able to overcome. This group works so well together, and watches out for each other.

    4 · February 23, 2013

  • Ann

    Another great paddle with my favorite group. Thanks for a wonderful day.

    1 · February 23, 2013

  • matt w.

    WOW ! Great Paddle. Trees, twists, turns, logs, flips, wildlife, waterfalls etc... Oh, did I mention Jason went for a swim ?

    3 · February 23, 2013

  • warren

    Looks like there's a consensus...we'll do the Old State Road to 240 section. We will leave the meet-up time a 10am, but PLEASE be there atleast 15 minutes early so that we can consolidate boats and gear and be on the road by 10.

    February 18, 2013

    • Jennifer S R.

      Great! We're meeting in the parking lot of Phil Moore Park?

      February 19, 2013

    • warren

      yes

      February 22, 2013

  • tom k.

    Wish I could go but I will be out of town working. Bummer........

    February 20, 2013

  • warren

    Mike asked me to take lead on this trip. Is everyone up for a longer trip? According to my KY Gazetter/google maps, the route from 1320 to 240 measures about 6.5-7 miles (that's using the old fashioned method of measuring a map using a piece of paper and ticks mark and using the mileage scale)...adding the route from Old State Rd adds about another 3-3.5 (using that same method). That would make the trip about 10 miles....does this sound like a good distance for everyone? The long range weather forecast is showing high in the 50s, so it should be a good day!

    Here's what I see for options...these distances are based on physical measurement of the map.

    1320 to 240 (original trip route)...6.5 to 7 miles (not 3 miles)
    1320 to Boyce-Fairview...8.5 to 9 miles
    Old State Rd - 240 ...9.5 - 10.5 miles

    February 16, 2013

    • Ann

      I'm with you Maria on the 10. It is much better for me.

      February 17, 2013

    • Jennifer S R.

      I'm good with the longer trip.

      February 18, 2013

  • Dick W.

    Looking forward to more than three miles.

    February 18, 2013

  • Duane L B.

    I'm good with the longer trip

    February 17, 2013

  • Powell A.

    i vote meet at phil moore at 9, do the[masked] mile trip

    1 · February 17, 2013

  • Joe M.

    Sound good to me Warren.

    February 16, 2013

  • matt w.

    I am with Joe, three miles isnt worth the time it takes to clean up the mud and pack your gear. Loooooonnnnnnggggeeeeeer !

    February 13, 2013

    • John B.

      How about Old State Street to Hwy 240. That would add 5 miles. Old Statte Street is the low water crossing (now bridge) that we have to portage when paddling from Hwy. 585.

      February 13, 2013

  • rich

    How long is the long paddle ?? reason I am asking is I must be at a mandotory meeting at 5:30 at Franklin Ky at the First Baptist Church in Franklin Ky for a Free Wild Game dinner !!! and------------------
    Ya'll are invited!!!!

    February 12, 2013

  • Joe M.

    I like them longer.....go with the longer paddle. 3 miles isn't worth loading a yak up in my opinion......

    February 12, 2013

  • Maryellen S.

    I would be up for the longer paddle as well.

    February 12, 2013

  • Powell A.

    if we have the water, i'm good for the longer trip

    2 · February 11, 2013

  • Maria C. S.

    Jason and I hope to do the longer version.

    1 · February 10, 2013

  • J P Morgan S.

    Hope the weather gets warmer, Oh forgot, I have a wet suit to keep me warm. If we don;t get snowed out, count me in. see you there.
    J P

    February 9, 2013

  • Maryellen S.

    3 miles???? I sure hope the weather allows for longer paddle...

    January 23, 2013

  • Laurie Bruno CPR C.

    Paddling in Florida for a changes of scenery.

    1 · October 4, 2012

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