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Upcoming Events

Steering Committe Meeting
03 Oct 2017 7:30 PM • Rock House Brewing 119 Luigart Ct, Lexington, KY 40508

Monthly Meeting
10 Oct 2017 7:30 PM • Rock House Brewing 119 Luigart Ct, Lexington, KY 40508

Russel Fork Rendezvous
27 - 29 Oct 2017 • Carson Island in Elkhorn City, KY

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Big South Fork 163cfs
Cumberland 345cfs
Elkhorn Creek 166cfs
Elkhorn, N. Fork 24.4cfs
Elkhorn, S. Fork 57.0cfs
Gauley 2800cfs
Hickman Creek ???cfs
KY-Pool 9 826cfs
New River Thur 2050cfs
Pigeon 210cfs
Red Hazel Green 4.46cfs
Rockcastle 328cfs
Russell Fk (Pound) 79.6cfs
Russell Fork Haysi 31.3cfs
Kentucky Weather

Whitewater Park Proposal

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Bluegrass Wildwater Association

Formed in 1976 and now a 200+ member club of human-powered watercraft enthusiasts, the BWA is based in the Lexington, KY area. We have kayakers and canoeists of all ages and ability levels. Want to know more about us and our activities? Click here.


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Russel Fork Rendezvous
Join us in a celebration of the paddling culture, on and off the river, at the 24th annual Russell Fork Rendezvous. This event has live music, drums, fire circles, food, dancing and beautiful water.


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 LO: 52.3°F  ( 7:58a)
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 MONTH: 2.73 in
 YEAR: 34.30 in
 SUNRISE: 6:54a    SUNSET: 5:50p
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 What is the all about?       Yearly memberships - $20 individual or $25 family - PayPal or check

Informal Boating Trips and Mentoring

Club Social Events
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Elkhorn Put-in Parking Permit

Outfitter Discounts

Pool Roll Sessions

Spring Beginner's Clinic

Swift Water Rescue Class

CPR Class

Wilderness First Aid Class

Red River Clean-up Volunteering

US Military Veteran Support

National Paddling Film Festival Volunteering

Conservation and Civic Organization Support

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