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Upcoming Events

Steering Committe Meeting
08 Sep 2015 7:30 PM • See forum post for location

Monthly Meeting
15 Sep 2015 7:30 PM • Roosters 124 Marketplace Dr, Lexington, ky 40503

Steering Committe Meeting
06 Oct 2015 7:30 PM • Ethereal Brewing 1224 Manchester St Lexington, Ky

Monthly Meeting
13 Oct 2015 7:30 PM • Roosters 124 Marketplace Dr, Lexington, ky 40503

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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Latest Issue of Bowlines
The July/August issue of Bowlines is now online. This issue covers the summer party on the Ocoee and the annual race that goes along with it. Also read about a BWA wedding and the latest brginners trip on the Pigeon river. Read the issue now by clicking here.

Summer Roll Sessions Are Over
Summer roll sessions are now history and thanks to all who attended. Your next opportunity for club sponsored roll sessions is in January 2016.


Member Photos

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Current Radar
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 HI: 58.4F  (12:00a)
 LO: 53.9F  ( 4:44a)
 FEELS: 53.9F
 RH: 82%  DEW PT.: 48.5F
 WIND: NNW 0.0 mph
 GUST: 0.0 mph (----)
 anemometer out of order
 BAROMETER: 29.861 in
0.00 in
 STORM: 0.30 in
 MONTH: 1.09 in
 YEAR: 41.44 in
 SUNRISE: 7:41a    SUNSET: 7:08p
  10/10/15     4:47a
[More weather]

Muddy Creek Cam

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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
[Summer Party][Reunion][Christmas]

Monthly Club Meeting

Active Electronic Forum

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

I've joined the , now what?

Get on the Forum

Read the Handbook

Attend monthly club meetings

New to boating? Read the BWA Roll Roadmap

Get involved! Check the calendar for upcoming events

Use the web site to check the weather, check the river levels, and check with other members on the forum or via the directory to set up trips. After your trip, log it in the online river log and/or write up a trip report in the forum or for the newsletter.

Reference Material


GPS Points of Interest


Roll Roadmap

Online River Logbook



Video River Guides

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