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.
There is a flat rock (almost shelf) that is directly across the main stem and about 10' on river right downstream from the confluence of it and Smith Fork. It is low but runnable if that rock is barely covered - it will be a little scrapy at the top and bottom but good in the gorge.
|Calloway Creek [KY]||Man this is FUN!!!||n/a||Dale Perry|
|5y54d22h58m||@Calloway Creek Confluence of Smith Fork to KY River (2.5 miles) [KY]||Taking shelter immediately||n/a||Brent Leite|
|5y54d22h59m||@Calloway Creek Confluence of Smith Fork to KY River (2.5 miles) [KY]||Just another tornado warning day||0 cfs||Brent Leite|
|> 10 years||Calloway [KY]||Tyler boof'n||low||Phillip Sisk|
|> 10 years||Calloway Creek [KY]||Calloway drop.||low||Dale Perry|