Past Meetup

Explore Bull Skin & Big Locust Creeks

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From I-275 drive East on U.S. 52 for about 35 minutes to the ramp that is approximately 3 miles past the Chilo Lock 34 Park. Look for signs for Rt. 133 which runs off to the left. Turn RIGHT at this intersection to get to the ramp. Please arrive by 9 a.m.

The ramp is on Bull Skin Creek, and is part of a private campground, but boaters/yakers can launch for a small $3.00 fee. It’s a good place to put in with access to the Mighty Ohio and Bull Skin Creek, so remember to bring three Washington’s. Yakers are good, honest people, right?

First Leg:
Bull Skin Creek has slack water for 1.50+ miles, and there is an interesting rock cliff about a mile up the creek. On a recent recon on[masked], a flock of approximately 20 Great Blue Herons was spotted. With the mud flats available on the creek, this may be a prime nesting area! 1st leg total: 3+ miles round trip.

We will stop back at the ramp to refuel, stretch, take a potty-break, and relay a few cars 3 miles back to Chilo Lock 34 Park, which is our take out point.

Second Leg:
After shoving off again, we will cross the Mighty Ohio to the Great Common Wealth of Kentucky, and paddle 1+ miles downstream to the mouth of Big Locust Creek.

Big Locust Creek has slack water for 2.25+ miles and is abundant in water fowl. There is a gravel bank at the end where we can get out for stretching and refueling. Paddling back to the river, we hang a left for the 1+ mile paddle to Chilo Lock 34 Park. 2nd leg total: 6.5+ miles.

When – Sunday April[masked], be in the water and ready to depart by 0915 hrs!

Where – Bull Skin Creek Ramp.

Experience – Know your limits; do part or stay for all.

TAKE OUT – Chilo Lock 34 Park

Pre-Paddle - Everyone is responsible for their own grub and fluids. Suggest packing light lunch and energy snacks!

What To Bring – Yak / PFD (must be securely worn and
buckled), / proper clothing / water / bug spray / camera. Come on, you know what you need, we’re adults here!

Restrooms – Porta-Potty close by.

Weather Forecast – An update will be provided two days before.

River Forecast – Same as for the weather forecast.

Post-Paddle Sustenance – OPEN

Liability Waiver – As always, by joining in this event you are
acknowledging that you have read and agree to abide by the Tri-State Kayakers liability waiver. You can find this waiver on the Tri-State Kayakers web site,at: