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We have never needed outdoor activities more than now, and the Green River is becoming a favorite escape for many.  Our most popular local trip on the Green is Johnson Springs (Harry Wilson Park) to Munfordville. The journey is 4 river miles and depending on the water level and how hard you paddle, it can take a few hours or the entire day.  Along the way you’ll find the Wilkerson blue hole as well as a sand bar. They are both great places to disembark and rest for awhile. This option is described on Kentucky’s Department of Fish & Wildlife’s website, here. 

This float makes a good starting place for many new to paddling or just new to the Green. As the Ky Dept of Fish & Wildlife states,  we are “well known for the scenic views, numerous springs/caves and abundance of wildlife making this section of the river a popular retreat for anglers and boaters.”

Before or after paddling these four miles, you’ll probably need to fuel up.  Check out our dining page here. And if you’re looking for more to do in our trail town, check out our activities page here.

Please spend some time learning about water safety and wear a personal floatation device.  Water safety resources are plentiful here. And there’s even a nifty free course to take before you head out here.

If you try these four miles and decide you are ready for a longer distance paddle, there are two more options here:

Paddle into Mammoth Cave National Park from Munfordville

300 Spring Waterfall (accessible only by boat)

Our local livery information can be found here: bigbuffalocrossingcanoe.com

Remember: safe use of rivers or any designated trail, at any time, is your responsibility!  Maps and trail descriptions are for informational and interpretive purposes only and are not meant for navigational purposes, nor do they take into account level of skills or ability required to navigate rivers or trails. Munfordville Tourism assumes no responsibility or liability for any injury or loss resulting directly or indirectly from the use of land or water trails, maps or other printed, web-based materials or related social media. Learn more about water  and trail safety.

Photo by Ashley Decker, Lauren Blair, Sarah Bricker and Amy Thomas.