Plum Creek

Posted by Spalding Hurst

February 25, 2018

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.
Class III+
Flowing along the Bullitt and Spencer county line the creek runs only a few days a year. Look for thunderstorms bringing 1.5″+ of rain to the area. Before the rain stops head to the river as the water will not last long.

As far as hazards, it’s a narrow stream that is pretty much a flush from top to bottom, with very few eddies, strainers are a possibility. There are 3 bridges on the run and each of these should be approached with caution since the pilings can trap logs pretty easily. Class II-III skills are adequate if you are comfortable reading water on the fly.

Plum Creek

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Look for at least an inch of rain here.

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