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Difficulty III+
Length 0.1 Miles
Gauge BEECH FORK AT BARDSTOWN, KY
Flow Range N/A CFS
Flow Rate as of: 58 minutes ago 369 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 11/18/2016 9:40 pm

River Description


An extremely winding river, Beech Fork is runnable from November to early June. Treelined and having mud banks of varying steepness while flowing over a mud bottom, the Beech Fork snakes through modest knobs, past distilleries, and on to the broad, gently rolling farm plains of Boston. Other hazards to navigation include numerous brush islands, deadfall, and some logjams.

Currently the Bardstown Boaters are working with the City of Bardstown on getting a whitewater feature created at the rubble dam of the Beech Fork. You can learn more about this effort at the Whitewater Park Section of the Bardstown Boaters website.

More photos and video: https://goo.gl/photos/nwGVNvW5GePb2ZpT9

Rapid Descriptions

Bardstown Boaters Whitewater Park

Class - III+ Mile - 0.1

A collapsed boulder dam one-quarter mile past the US 31E bridge constitutes a Class III+ run with an overall drop of five feet. This rapid can be safely run but changes incredibly with varying water levels and should always be scouted. The rapid is dominated by a vault-sized boulder right in the middle of the river at the bottom of a four-foot drop. To its left (as you look downstream) is a mean hole, particularly at higher water levels. When the water is up there is a nice route on the far left, otherwise, choose your own poison or carry around.

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BEECH FORK AT BARDSTOWN, KY
AW Gauge Info
369 cfs 00h58m n/a
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