Russell Fork

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Hwy 80
Elkhorn City KY 41522

Each year, thrill seekers from all around gather to Elkhorn City for an adrenaline rush with Russell Fork white water rafting. During the weekends of October you can expect spectacular fall colors and various levels of white water rapids, ranging from class II to IV in the upper and lower sections of the Russell Fork, to the mighty Class III to V white water areas, lovingly known as El Horrendo, Walk the Plank, Triple Drop, Fist and so on. The Russell Fork of the Big Sandy River is arguably the top paddling destination, not only in Kentucky, but the entire southern United States. 


Class I to V+