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Green River Camping Trip: Dennison's Ferry to Green River Ferry

  • Green River Ferry lot

    Green River Ferry Rd, Mammoth Cave, KY (map)

    37.198494 -86.119138

  • This will be an 8 mile paddle on the Green River. The put-in is at Dennison Ferry and the take-out is at Green River Ferry. Estimated to take 4 to 5 hours on the water and camping on a gravel bar for the night.  This is a smooth and slow river and is great for beginners as well as experienced paddlers. You will need to pack food for lunch/dinner/breakfast.

    Rental kayaks and canoes with all the accessories (including shuttle) are available:

    Green River Canoeing
    1240 Old Mammoth Cave Rd.
    Cave City, KY 42127

    We'll meet at 10:00 at the take-out: Green River Ferry (a.k.a. Mammoth Cave Ferry) which is near the visitors center for the park.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi -- we are also interested in the trip, but without camping. Is that possible?

    June 11, 2013

  • Ann

    Can I do this trip without camping???

    April 21, 2013

    • Jason S.

      Ann, Maria and I are doing the trip without camping. We plan on hanging out on the bar for a while but not staying the night.

      1 · June 2, 2013

    • Maria C. S.

      Ann, we are no longer going on this trip. I didn't want you to drive all this way relying on the fact that we were paddling but not camping, then not have a shuttle available for a day paddle.

      June 10, 2013

  • matt w.

    Quick reminder for everyone : prior to meeting at the Green River Ferry parking lot, you will need to stop at the ranger station (the place where you get tickets to go on cave tours) and get a backcountry permit. This will allow you to park overnight without hassle from the rangers.

    June 9, 2013

  • Laurie B.

    The Tn. kayakers are camping at Mammouth Caves that weekend, but were doing a different section. Wish we were together. Ya'll have a great time.

    June 9, 2013

  • matt w.

    Hey guys, I am going to change the plan a little for this paddle, I hope it will be ok for everyone. We will meet at 1:00 pm at Green river Ferry and then shuttle to the put-in. We will paddle about a quarter of a mile to the large sandbar on the river, camp out for the night and finish the last seven miles in the morning. If you have any questions please send me an email. This will make for a better camping excursion as we will not bake in the sun all day prior to camping !

    June 8, 2013

  • matt w.

    Camping on the first large sandbar om the left

    June 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I live down the road from Stockholm road which I believe is the north side of the green river ferry. This will be my first meet up with this group and I have few questions: do we have to camp? where exactly are you guys camping?

    June 4, 2013

  • Maryellen S.

    Wedding on June 15

    June 4, 2013

    • Tangie S.

      Who you marrying???? Bwahaaahaaa!!

      1 · June 4, 2013

    • Maryellen S.

      LOL - it is a family wedding! Tracy's younger brother!

      June 4, 2013

  • Powell A.

    Any interest in taking this on down to Houchins Ferry? Unless the river isn't even flowing, our group will do this 8 miles in two hours easily.

    1 · March 19, 2013

    • Tangie S.

      aren't you on the GA river during this one?

      May 12, 2013


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