Go Canoeing in the Beautiful Wilderness of
River Canoeing offers a large selection of canoe trips to fit all your
canoeing needs. Canoe or kayak down the Green River though the Mammoth
Cave National Park on trips ranging from just 3 hours to 2 nights or more!
Discover the many miles of dramatic bluffs and natural river environment.
Experience nature as it existed when the early frontier was being discovered.
Watch for turkey, deer, beaver, birds and reptiles as you make your journey
The Green and Nolin Rivers are easy paddling, family friendly, class one paddling trips suitable for all experience levels.
Our river adventures are well suited to swimming, picknicking, camping, fishing and bird/nature watching. Several small islands welcome exploration.
Dennison Ferry to Green
( 8 Miles - Approximately 3 to 3.5 hours ) OUR MOST POPULAR TRIP!
This short trip is a great way for beginning canoeists, families or those on a short schedule, to experience the beauty of the Green River and its wildlife.
Nolin River Dam to Houchins Ferry
( 9 Miles - Approximately 3.5 to 4 hours )
This trip begins in the tail-waters of Nolin Lake. The launch site is at the foot of the very beautiful Dismal Rock. A picturesque canopy of trees will keep you shaded through most of this trip as it once did when steam boats transported asphalt in the early 1900's. The entire trip is abundantly laden with many forms of wild plant and animal life. As you enter Green River at the mouth of Nolin, turn left and paddle up stream about 1 ½ miles to Houchins Ferry where your trip ends. This trip is often used by the Geology instructors at Western Kentucky University for field trips for their students because of its unique geological formations.
Green River Ferry to Houchins Ferry
(12 Miles - Approximately 5.5 hours)
Beginning at the Green River Ferry, canoe the stream that helped form the great Mammoth Cave. With clear skies, you'll have a sunny trip as you pass some sandy beaches and islands which may be used for picnics or just taking a break. The river flows through deep gorges and wooded hills and has abundant wildlife.
Black bass, bluegill, perch, crappie, muskellunge, and catfish along with over 100 other fish species are found in the Green and Nolin Rivers. Fishing is good throughout the year, with the spring and summer months the most productive. State creel and size limits apply, but a state fishing license is not required within the National Park boundaries. Fishing is permitted only with pole and line, rod and reel, trot and throw lines.
Campsites are available. Camping along the river is restricted to river banks and islands, and no closer than ½ mile from the ferries. Backcountry Use Permits are required and can be obtained from
Green River Canoeing.
Located at Kentucky Action Park & Cabin