Kentucky Tourism
Back to Adventure

UPPER GREEN RIVER

ADD TO MY TRIP ADD TO MY TRIP
Greensburg, Kentucky - Kentucky’s Southern Shorelines
CONTACT

105 W. Hodgenville Ave.
Greensburg, KY 42743

info.center@ky.gov
VIEW WEBSITE
23.5 miles, variety of fish species, from Green River Lake Dam to Greensburg, several put-ins/take-outs,
  • Water Adventures
  • Hunting / Fishing
GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Green River is the longest flowing river located entirely within the state borders. While the portion that travels through Mammoth Cave National Park gets plenty of attention, paddlers and anglers should not overlook the upper section. The twenty three and a half miles from the dam at Green River Lake to Greensburg, Kentucky, make for a great multi-day float and fish trip. There are enough shoals and riffles to keep the paddling interesting, but easy enough for a whole family to enjoy as well. There are stretches of deeper, calmer water as well. The first float is twelve and a half miles beginning at the Tailwater Recreation Area below the dam, and ending at Roachville Ford. There is a six and a half mile trip from Roachville Ford to to Ralph Vaughn Road on the edge of Greensburg. The final leg of this stretch of river goes from the edge of town into Greensburg near the Green River Paddle Trail facility. These folks can provide you with primitive cabins, good ramps and parking, and boat rentals. The Upper Green River is a great place to target smallmouth bass, especially in the latter two sections. Crappie are an often over looked fishery in this river, but can produce some good days.

FIND NEARBY