Many paddlers kayak down the rapids on the Russell Fork River at Breaks Interstate Park in Kentucky

Whitewater Rafting

Whitewater Rafting in Kentucky

Looking for a rush? Some of the best whitewater in the Southeastern U.S. can be found in Kentucky. The Big South Fork of the Cumberland, the Cumberland River below the falls and the Rockcastle River Narrows are just some of the better-known stretches that lure whitewater paddlers to the Bluegrass State. Runs up to Class V+ can be found in iconic places such as the Russell Fork at Breaks Interstate Park.

There are numerous whitewater outfitters around the Commonwealth to lead you on an adrenaline-packed rafting trip – including trips on Class III-IV water that are perfect for all visitors looking to get out on some moving water.

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