There are a couple of hotels in Harlan if you want to spend a night. Also the Harlan County Campground Is conveniently located about halfway through the run. If you make reservations in advance you're all set. If you hurry you can run this stretch in a day, but why not make it an overnighter, so go ahead and pack your camp stove.
For more information, see Canoeing & Kayaking Guide to KY
There are a few log jams on this section of the cumberland. One is in cumberland underneath a small condemned bridge. the entire river left side of this bridge is blocked by large logs and debris. The river right side has a couple routs. One is to the far right but at runnable levels there a tree branches hanging right over this passage. My favorite run is just right of the center collumn. There is a small slide with a hole right above a 4 to 5 foot vertical drop that has a hydraulic can get sticky at some levels. The other log jam is closer to harlan at the low water dam in putney. This bridge might need to be portaged at higher levels. There is great mountain scenery along this run.
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