Voyageur canoe experiences are available to area schools and community organizations.
Using 30-foot Voyageur Canoes we will explore the lower reaches, the backwaters, of Beargrass Creek. Paddling on one mile of the Creek we are able to witness the ecological and aesthetic impact of our community on the environment. Beargrass drains 61 square miles of Jefferson County and is comprised of three forks – Muddy Fork, the Middle Fork, and the South Fork.
- Obtain better understand of our waterways from an interactive canoeing experience
- Learn about the unique wildlife habitat in the Beargrass Creek area and means of preserving and reviving the area
- Understand stormwater management techniques and their direct impact on our waterways
- Examine the waterway’s position of preservation and recreation
- Highlight the importance of connecting Cherokee Park and the Waterfront with this missing link of the Beargrass Creek Trail and other possible trail connections within the Butchertown Greenway
Field trip documents
- How to paddle Voyageur Canoes
- River City Paddlesports: 3-hour tour of Beargrass
- River City Paddlesports: Participant Release of Liability
Introduction to safety for the voyageur canoe field trips
Registration and Fees
Each field trip is individually designed and reserved by each group. There is a minimum of 6 people and a maximum of 28 on each trip. The fee is $250 per canoe, per day or half day. The fee can be waived in part or in total if the participating group is planning an urban waters service project or volunteering in some other way for River City Paddlesports.
Contact Dr. David Wicks at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and/or reservations.