Calloway Creek, Kentucky, US
|Usual Difficulty||II-IV (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||70 fpm|
Note: This creek is also refered to in some publications as "Galloway" Creek.
Calloway Creek was first run in 2002, and boasts numerous non-stop steep, vertical and chaotic class IV slide-style rapids through a spectacular high walled canyon. There are 2 swinging fences that alert paddlers may be able to pass under (depending upon flow levels) and (at this writing, 03.20.03) 2 river wide tree strainers that should be portaged.
First time paddlers of Calloway should posess good boat scouting skills or be following a Calloway veteran as there are numerous horizion lines with poor bank scouting possibilities.