- Upper Green River
Upper Green River, KY
Blue Water Trail (Tailwater Ramp to Greensburg Ramp)
Flowing off the edge of the Knobs in Lincoln County to its confluence with the Ohio River near Henderson, the Green River’s clean, healthy waters hold some of the rarest animals on Earth, including several species only found in the Green River system. More than 150 species of fish live in the river along with 71 species of mussels, making the Green one of the most biologically diverse rivers in the country.
In summer, the waters of the Green River give a paddler the feeling of floating on liquid emeralds. The summertime flows and cool water coming from Green River Lake make the 23 ½ miles of water from the Green River Lake Dam to Greensburg one of the best floating waters in Kentucky at this time of year.
This section of river features many flowing shoals and long deep pools interspersed with enough riffles to make the paddling interesting, but still suitable for families and beginners. The best water levels to paddle the upper Green for casual floating are from 150 to 500 cfs (cubic feet per second) of flow from the Green River Lake Dam. (KYFWR)