Class II Green River, KY

Above Green River Lake (Liberty, KY to Green River Lake)

A float on the headwaters of Green River in Casey and Adair counties reveals the attraction of the area to these pioneer families. The pastoral beauty of the valley and of the river itself is one of the most unique landscapes in Kentucky. This nearly 26 ½-mile section of the Green is also home to a healthy population of black bass, rock bass and channel catfish. The river in this stretch flows gently at normal levels, perfect for families. To check the flow, go to the Louisville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers webpage at and click on the “Water Information” tab. Then, under the “Lake Information” tab, move your mouse over the “Daily Lake Bulletins” heading, then click on the “Green River Basin, KY” tab. At the top of this page, check the GRR line under the AVG 24 HR INFLOW column. This is the best gauge for the water conditions on this section of the Green. The best levels for fishing are from 100 cubic feet per second (cfs) up to 750 cfs or so. Flows above this level are for experienced paddlers only. (KYFWR)

Section Details

Trip Length One Night, 26.2 Miles
Fishing Yes
Camping No
Manager State, Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources
Wild & Scenic No
Water Trail Yes
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