Kentucky’s first whitewater park

The Bardstown Boaters are currently working to bring a one of kind whitewater park to Kentucky. Here is the three-step plan.

The Plan


Bring River Restoration, a river engineering company behind many successful whitewater parks, to Bardstown to design the Beech Fork in-stream feature.


Raise funds from private and corporate sponsors in the local industry to meet the costs of constructing the in-stream whitewater feature.

  • Amount pledged of $371,600 cost to build 5% 5%


Put Bardstown on the map for outdoor recreation by constructing the whitewater park on the Beech Fork at the site of the rubble dam, creating a one-of-a-kind paddling destination, a first for Kentucky.