Difficulty II-III
Length Miles
Flow Range 2000 - 12000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 116 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 05/09/2019 7:10 pm

River Description

Running through Woodford Co. near Frankfort, Glenns Creek is a playboater’s wonderland at good water levels. Several perfectly formed class III surf hydraulics are intersperced among numerous class II drops. Strainers are often a randomly occuring problem and boaters should be alert for a possible portage around farm fences. Paddler’s generally look to Glenn’s first after a soaking rain and when the Elkhorn is too high.

Rapid Descriptions


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Nathan Patel
5 years ago

We ran this bad-boy on Wednesday March 4th. It was a fun river but you pretty much have to hit everything on the fly. But there was some sweet surfing, just need to be careful of downed wood since this river only really runs when everything else is at flood stage. We put in at the bridge just off the road past the Woodford Reserve Distillery and then took out at the parking lot across the street from the church in the city of Millville. The put-in felt a little sketchy because there is not really any public access areas, but once you get on it is a lot of fun!

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Chris Stoops
9 years ago

Penny on the Viking Canoe Club had this to say "Glens has trees down. FYI: Tree river wide on first bridge, barely enough room on left for a boat. Same old tree down early in run."

Gage Descriptions

Visual only. Look to Glenn's when the nearby Elkhorn is too high.
Check the Bluegrass Wildwater Association forum for reports.

Directions Description

Put in: Bridge on McCraken Pike (aka: KY1659)

Takeout: Church Pavilion (across the street from the church itself) on KY 1959 in Millville, KY

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