Bringing the Outdoors to Bardstown

 

Bardstown Boaters

The Bardstown Boaters, an adventure collective rooted in Kentucky, are committed to unveiling the thrilling potential of the outdoors. With a focus on river exploration, our mission is to elevate outdoor recreation in the Bardstown area, fostering a community passionate about discovering the wonders of Kentucky, the United States, and beyond. Our journey is more than navigating waters; it’s about charting a course for adventure, connection, and the relentless pursuit of nature’s marvels.

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Embrace the Adventure: United in Exploration and Environmental Stewardship

The Bardstown Boaters focus on river exploration and promoting outdoor activities in and beyond Bardstown, Kentucky. Open to all, they organize expeditions, environmental programs, and skill workshops, collaborating locally for recreational development, advocating sustainability, engaging in global adventures, and fostering inclusivity in outdoor pursuits.

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Winter Weekend in Brown County

Winter Weekend in Brown County

This past weekend, I had the incredible opportunity to immerse myself in the natural beauty of Brown County State Park, Indiana's largest state park, known for its stunning landscapes and vibrant wildlife. With winter's grip firmly on the land, the park transformed...

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Elkhorn January

Elkhorn January

After weeks of heavy rainfall, Elkhorn Creek in Frankfort, Kentucky, was an irresistible call to adventure for any kayaking enthusiast. This January, I joined members of the Viking Canoe Club for a remarkable journey down the creek. The rains had pushed the water...

Fishing at Lynn Camp Creek

Fishing at Lynn Camp Creek

Discover the enchanting outdoors at Lynn Camp Creek, Kentucky. Despite elusive trout, high waters, and the allure of fly fishing, the magic of nature calls, inviting you to join its embrace.

Reflection From the Lakes

Reflection From the Lakes

Rediscovering the Great Outdoors: A Reflection from Land Between the Lakes As I recently camped along the serene shores of Land Between the Lakes (LBL) in Kentucky, I found myself immersed in a moment of profound reflection. The picturesque Kentucky shoreline, with...

Presentation at upcoming City Council meeting

Presentation at upcoming City Council meeting

David Dones of the Bardstown City Council will sponsor a presentation of the Bardstown Whitewater Park at an upcoming council meeting. Outdoor recreation opportunities in Bardstown are in high demand.

Elkhorn dam to be removed

Elkhorn dam to be removed

Dam removal on Elkhorn Creek is scheduled for March 8, 2021. The Elkhorn Creek Dam will be removed in early March, according to representatives of Beam Suntory. Beam Suntory operates the Jim Beam Old Grand-Dad plant located right next to the low-head dam....

J. Richard Hill & Co. to develop a Bardstown vision paper

J. Richard Hill & Co. to develop a Bardstown vision paper

Looking for any and all ideas (i.e. Bring back the B&B, splash park around the courthouse, dam up the river to create a kayaking course, nothing is off limits. Original post: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bardstown/permalink/2546689908742387/ I need some...

Meeting with City engineer

Meeting with City engineer

I met with Larry today at City Hall. We discussed the modifications the City has been making to the rubble dam over the last couple of years on the Beech Fork River. He told me about the concerns the City would have with opening their river access to the public. We...

Plum Creek

Plum Creek

Plum Creek is the best play run for Louisville area boaters. Five miles with over 50 playspots. Point your bow upstream and catch a wave, if you miss one another will quickly follow.

2016 Beginner’s Clinic

2016 Beginner’s Clinic

June 3-5This year we will be holding our clinic at the Pigeon River in Hartford, TN. The great Smokey Mountains! We will be not only teaching you how to whitewater kayak, we will teach you some important skills and safety in the water. We will be paying for your...

Our Top Priorities

The Bardstown Boaters prioritize safe, responsible outdoor adventures, environmental stewardship, community engagement, and promoting paddlesports in the Bardstown area.

Safety

Prioritizing well-being, training, gear checks, risk management, and preparedness.

Stewardship

Environmental care, sustainability, preservation, respect for nature, and eco-awareness.

Community

Inclusivity, family-friendly events, local engagement, teamwork, and social responsibility.

Adventure

Exploration, excitement, challenging boundaries, diverse experiences, and outdoor enthusiasm.

Conservation

Protecting ecosystems, wildlife habitats, sustainable practices, clean-ups, and resource mindfulness.

The best thing to hit Bardstown since bourbon!

- Anonymous

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