Kentucky has more miles of running water than any state except Alaska.

The western portion of the state offers numerous paddling opportunities, including one Wild River--26 miles of the Green River within the confines of Mammoth Cave National Park. This classic flat water run allows camping on islands or riverside sites and features abundant wildlife and rivers bubbling up from underground caverns. 

In this section you will find maps and information on access points, water temperature and velocity, suitability, portages, gradient, level of difficulty, and more.

Just click on one of the color-coded canoesym.gif (174 bytes) icons or regions on the maps or refer to the list below to begin your West Kentucky canoeing adventure!

West Kentucky Canoeing Map
cnpurp.gif (158 bytes)Streams of the Jackson Purchase cnbrn.gif (158 bytes)Ballard Wildlife Management Area
cnorg.gif (158 bytes)Streams of the Land Between the Lakes cnbrn.gif (158 bytes)Red River of Logan County
cnblk.gif (158 bytes)Streams of the Western Coalfields cnbrn.gif (158 bytes)Otter Creek of Meade County
cngrn.gif (158 bytes)Headwaters of the Green River cnbrn.gif (158 bytes)Lower Cumberland River
cnblu.gif (158 bytes)Salt River System cnbrn.gif (158 bytes)Harrods Creek

Our thanks to Bob Sehlinger, author of "A Canoeing & Kayaking Guide to Kentucky." Mr. Sehlinger allowed the use of the information from his guide to be utilized on this website.
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