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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...

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...

Rock added to dam

The City of Bardstown has modified the rubble dam area of the Beech Fork maintaining a center channel. We have the hope this helps create a play wave for whitewater recreational use.

Paddle Pickup scheduled for May 9

Paddle Pickup scheduled for May 9

On May 9, the community will gather for the 10th time to clean up the Beech Fork River through the annual Paddle Pickup. The Bardstown Boaters have organized the event since 2004 in order to promote community involvement in keeping the river clean. “This is the 10th...

Beginner’s Clinic Details

Beginner’s Clinic Details

Viking Canoe Club’s annual whitewater clinic is located this year at the Russell Fork River in Elkhorn City, Kentucky. Complete beginners or experienced boaters looking to improve their skills, are all welcome! The beginner’s clinic will take place at Ratliff...

Trip Schedule

Trip Schedule

Official Viking Trips for 2015Feb. 15: Final roll sessionFeb. 20-21: NPFF & RaceApril 4-12: Week of Rivers / *John AlbrightApril 17-19: **Tuck Fest at USNWC / *Justin ThompsonMay 15-16: **Viking Beginner’s Clinic at the Russell Fork / *Pat SpiveyMay...

Message from the President

Message from the President

I would just like to say thank you to everyone that came out to the party last Saturday. It is always a good feeling to see some many vikings in one spot! we cant have to many of those! The future looks great for the Viking Canoe Club, I see many fun and adventurous...

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