Salt River

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The Salt River is a very long river flowing about half way across Kentucky and forming Taylorsville Lake, but the main area of interest to Louisvillians is the tailwaters of Taylorsville Lake section. This is a flowing river, and shuttle must be run. It is mostly flatwater with an occasional small rapid at low water levels. The flow is controlled by whatever water is being released from Taylorsville Lake, and as a result there are no gauges that can provide useful information.

The put-in is just behind the dam on Taylorsville Lake, and the takeout is about 3-4 miles downstream. The river remains fairly narrow for most of this run, and deadfall and downed trees can be a major issue, so be careful and re-evaluate if the current is swift.

Directions

Put-In:

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Louisville,+KY/38.0133276,-85.3068003/@38.1623761,-85.6687356,54029m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m8!4m7!1m5!1m1!1s0x88690b1ab35bd511:0xd4d3b4282071fd32!2m2!1d-85.7584557!2d38.2526647!1m0

Shuttle Route:

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/38.0134145,-85.3069137/38.018356,-85.3517254/@38.0114899,-85.3259901,10455m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m3!4m2!1m0!1m0