Class II Buck Creek, KY

Blue Water Trail (Dahl Road to Buck Creek Marina)

No other stream in Kentucky has caves that flow cold air and fog over the water, springs that gurgle fresh water along the bank and rugged beauty that rivals the Red River Gorge. Nothing else resembles Buck Creek in Pulaski County; it even has a tributary that appears from one cave, flows aquamarine for less than a football field before disappearing into another cave.


A series of floats on this remarkable resource immerses the paddler into the power of water in a karst environment and its ability to carve a steep gorge into the Cumberland Plateau through the millennia. The Buck Creek drainage has over 90 documented caves. The cleansing effect of water moving through rock contributes to the creek’s exceptional water quality. (KYFWR)

Section Details

Trip Length One Night, 24.5 Miles
Fishing Yes
Camping Yes
Manager State, Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources
Wild & Scenic No
Water Trail Yes
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