One of the best put ins I have been to on the Kentucky River is at High Bridge boat ramp just above Lock #7. It costs $4 per kayak to launch there but it is well worth it. The guy that tends the ramp does a good job clearing the mud from the ramp which is always a challenge along the Kentucky river.
We got an early start at 9AM which was nice since it was still cool & shady. From the High Bridge boat ramp it is about a mile paddle to the Dix River. You will see the Dixie Belle docked on your right & will go under High Bridge before you get to the Dix River. The Dix will be on your right.
|Shaker Village Dixie Belle|
|Flat water today|
|Debris Area - Sticks, leaves, rootie-like things|
|The sign says you have 2 minutes after alarm sounds before the water releases|
|Such a good spot to cool off on a hot summer day|
|Me paddling the tiny rapid|
The paddle back was a little faster since we were going with the current. It took us about 3.5 hours total to paddle just under 8 miles at a leisurely pace.
|High Bridge from the other side|
|High Bridge Boat Ramp|
|From 2017 - Captain Sammie|