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Cumberland River - Wolf Creek Dam to Winfrey Ferry Boat Ramp

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THIS IS A 16 MILE PADDLE. Please honestly evaluate your own paddling ability to determine whether you are up to making a 16 mile paddle.

Meet us at the put-in, Wolf Creek Dam, at 10 a.m. CENTRAL TIME. A lot of our members plan to camp there. To get to Wolf Creek Dam, GPS to the following address: 80 Kendall Rd, Jamestown, KY.

If, on the other hand, you do not trust your GPS to get you to Wolf Creek Dam, let us know and we can meet you at 8:30 a.m. CENTRAL TIME at the Houchens IGA Market right off of Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway and you can follow us the rest of the way. To get to the Houchens IGA Market, GPS to the following address: 746 East Main St., Glasgow, KY.

AFTER PADDLE PLANS: Please note that many of us intend to stay at Lake Cumberland and eat dinner and/or camp, so if you do not intend to eat and socialize after the paddle, you will need to be able to find your own way home.

OUR TAKE-OUT:

Winfrey Ferry

OUR PUT-IN:

Wolf Creek Dam

SEE DAM RELEASE INFORMATION HERE:

http://www.tva.gov/lakes/wch_r.htm

The Cumberland River rises quickly when electrical generation begins from the dam.

OVERNIGHT ACCOMODATIONS:

For those who plan to camp nearby the night before, the Kendall Recreation Area just below Wolf Creek Dam offers tent sites, hot showers, electrical hook-ups and drinking water.

Please contact Kendall Recreation Area to reserve.

http://www.kentuckytourism.com/places_to_stay/ky_lodging/kendall-recreation-area/2936/

Address for Kendall Recreation Area and Wolf Creek Dam:

80 Kendall Rd, Jamestown, KY

For those who prefer not to camp but who don't want to drive to and from Bowling Green on Saturday, the Lake Cumberland State Resort Park is only fifteen minutes from Wolf Creek Dam. http://parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/lake-cumberland/default.aspx

Address for Cumberland Lake State Resort Park:

5465 State Park Road, Jamestown, KY