Rafting the Big Sandy River, Kentucky
Situated along the Virginia-Kentucky border, the five mile long Big Sandy River canyon. This is one of the best whitewater rafting spots of the country. With a depth of 1600 feet and located in close proximity to the Breaks Interstate Park. The Big Sandy River is also popular as the Russel Fork.
The best time to enjoy rafting on the whitewaters of the Big Sandy River is during the four October weekends. When in addition to the river’s natural flow, the water released from the Flannagan Dam flows into the Big Sandy River. The dam flow making it one of the most exciting whitewater rafting spots. During other times of the year, the water level of the Big Sandy River is determined by the amount of rainfall precipitated.
If you are planning to experience the natural beauty of the Kentucky landscape to the maximum. The cool weeks during October are the best . When the temperature is pleasant and the autumn beauty of the landscape is at its peak, are the best times to do so.
Characterised primarily by Class IV and V rapids. Whitewater rafting on the Big Sandy River is meant primarily for experienced rafters with a good level of rafting and current handling experience.