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Upcoming Events

Pool Roll Session
23 Jul 2015 7:30 PM • Tates Creek Aquatic Center 1400 Ganesway Dr, Lexington Ky

Pool Roll Session
30 Jul 2015 7:30 PM • Tates Creek Aquatic Center 1400 Ganesway Dr, Lexington Ky

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

Monthly Meeting
11 Jul 2015 7:30 PM • Location to be determined

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 May/June issue of Bowlines is available for your reading pleasure. This issue highlights the annual Red River cleanup, which is now in it's eighteenth year. Also get some good advice on what to do after attending your first clinic. Read the issue now by clicking here.

Summer Roll Sessions
Summer is here and roll sessions are now in the outdoor pool at tates creek. They will run through August and are on Thursday night. Check the calender and forum weekly for details. Now go out and work on that roll so your friends do not have to drag you out of the river!


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Current Radar
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 HI: 77.6F  ( 9:11a)
 LO: 71.1F  ( 7:24a)
 FEELS: 77.6F
 RH: 93%  DEW PT.: 75.4F
 WIND: NW 0.0 mph
 GUST: 0.0 mph (----)
 anemometer out of order
 BAROMETER: 29.722 in
0.00 in
 STORM: 0.60 in
 MONTH: 7.09 in
 YEAR: 35.70 in
 SUNRISE: 5:38a    SUNSET: 7:51p
  07/28/15     9:13a
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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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