The Rocks are a manmade rock dam used by BGMU as a holding reservoir for the city of Bowling Green's water intake. There are numerous lines to take. Play waves and holes may form at levels between 9 to 15ft. Scout before you run the Rocks and look for pinning rocks & wood. There are unconfirmed reports of rebar as well. At flows below 8ft the rocks turn into a river wide sieve.
Watch this video of the Rocks at 12.4ft on 4/9/11 by G. Ress
The Rocks is located at Weldon Peete Park. The putin for the Rocks is located at the base of the College Street Bridge on river right. From this location you will paddle upstream to the Rocks. There is a proposal for a Bowling Green Whitewater Park. For additional information visit the project's facebook page.
The putin for the Rocks is located at the base of the College St. Bridge on river right. From this location you will paddle upstream to the Rocks
The river right Old Louisville Rd Bridge piling forms a stiff eddy line perfect for stern squirts at higher levels.
The Rocks are a man made rock dam. As a rule of thumb the higher the water level the easier the Rocks become to run. Low water exposes the Rocks making for serveral technical lines. Be sure to scout the rocks before you run them for wood and pinning rocks. Surfing waves may form at certain levels.
To run the rocks takeout at its base on river right and carry your boat up the bank to the portage trail. Walk upstream a little ways and you will see a small clearing on your right with a fun 3 ft tall seal launch into the river.
At levels around 9.5' to 10.5' a nice surf hole opens up at the bottom of the river right line.
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Permits are not required for this reach.
This is an in-town park-and-play. Shuttle' is on foot (carrying to and from the river), therefore the directions below are defaulted to show drive time/distance/directions from your home zip. You can input a specific address or starting location into the text-entry box to get drive time, distance, and directions. See main description for actual parking/access logistics.
College St Bridge
Rocks @ 11.69 ft
River Right Line - Rock Boof
River Right Line
River Right - Final Drop
Whitewater Park Design
Rocks From Downstream
The Rocks From Above
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