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Elkhorn Creek - Gorge Section

Basics

Also Known As: Upper Elkhorn, Khorn, korn, the Mighty Elkhorn

Description: The BWA home stream.  Lots of dynamic play spots and wide enough to stay free of strainers, the Elkhorn has a large watershed allowing it to keep its water longer than other area streams.

Difficulty: Class II with Class III hydraulics at certain levels

Put-In: Elkhorn Campground on US 460 at Forks of Elkhorn near Frankfort, KY.  Display your BWA parking pass or pay campground attendant.

Take-Out: Elkorn Acres on KY 1900 south of Knight's Bridge.

Places to Stay:  Usually run as a day trip, but the Elkhorn Campground is right at the put-in.

Area Outfitters: Canoe Kentucky

Gauge(s): USGS Gauge at Knight's Bridge

More Information: American Whitewater

Characteristics at Flow Level

Level (cfs)  Characteristics                                                      
 < 250  Portages over shallow areas required.
 250-600  Bony in spots.  Good novice level.
 600-3000  Prime water levels.
 3000-6500  Dangerous portage around dam.
 6500+  Extremely dangerous if not impossible portage around dam.  Use alternate put-in at Railroad.

Interactive Map

Zoom in and take a virtual trip down the river.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Google Earth File: Elkhorn Gorge.kml 

If you have Google Earth installed on your PC, you can download this file and get a better virtual trip down the river - Google Earth shows the terrain in more 3D and is more responsive than the Google Map above.

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