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Kayaking Elkhorn Creek, KY

Beautiful scenery. Water levels low in August and September. But still had a great time. No major... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Ron R
,
Bowling Green, Kentucky
via mobile
Walt Whitman mentions Elkhorn Creek in "The Leaves of Grass"

A true gem of the Central KY region--and the PERFECT creek to beginner paddlers. Put in at the... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2016
KentuckyTrekJedi
,
Louisville, Kentucky
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This 86-mile waterway offers some of the state's finest smallmouth bass fishing.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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off Highway 1262, Frankfort, KY
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful scenery. Water levels low in August and September. But still had a great time. No major whitewater so even beginners like us can enjoy the trip . Tried to upload photos.

Thank Ron R
Reviewed 16 August 2016

A true gem of the Central KY region--and the PERFECT creek to beginner paddlers. Put in at the forks for an awesome day on the water. You will have to portage near the low-head damn near the beginning of the paddle--but it's marked every where...More

Thank KentuckyTrekJedi
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Known for its smallmouth bass fishing and route through the heart of the Bluegrass horse country, both North and South Elkhorn are a delight to canoeists and kayakers.

Thank Patty P
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

The Elkhorn is a hidden gem. It's great for fishing, and lovely to go wading. Finding public access can be difficult but is defiantly worth the wait. If your going fishing then you can expect Small Mouth bass, Rock Bass, Brim, Channel Cat, and Crawfish.

2  Thank 988krism
Reviewed 15 February 2016

We live near it and it's always beautiful. It is one of the most visited places like this around. Lot's of kiyaking and canoeing Also fishing!

2  Thank sharon g
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

Awesome way to spend the day. Wading the creek for some small mouth enjoying the scenery. There are several public access points to park and walk in. Soft crawls seem to work the best.

1  Thank S40601
Reviewed 22 August 2015

If you are looking for a place to camp in Frankfort, look no further. This is a very well run, clean and well spaced campground. The staff is friendly and very helpful. The restrooms and facilities are clean and well maintained. There are 125 sites...More

1  Thank Richard F
Reviewed 22 June 2015

Very nice owners. Owners and other campers very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend to others. Bath house clean and adequate. Camp store has ice, ice cream, firewood and most essential items you may have forgotten or need.

Thank addspice0609
Reviewed 27 March 2015

This is a tame stream in low water conditions that can be quite different after a rain. There are easy stretches and every now and then a small rapid to go through. I fell out of my canoe twice in the rapids but since its...More

2  Thank boman87
Reviewed 5 June 2014

Arrived for a family event in Lexington and was looking for something to do with our two teenage boys. We decided to kayak down Elkhorn Creek and had a great time doing it. Creek is a bit of a misnomer. I didn't realize that the...More

1  Thank Mark B
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DLJ1964
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Response from Patty P | Reviewed this property |
Please contact Canoe Kentucky. They run shuttles to the put in place at Knight's Bridge which is about three miles from their parking lot and store. You can rent all the needed equipment from them. I believe the last put in... More
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