White Water Rafting Could Expand In Kentucky

Jun 11, 2018

Pike County is a destination for rafters from around the world.
Credit KentuckyTourism.Gov

Fans of white water rafting may have more chances to hit the river in eastern Kentucky as Senator Mitch McConnell is working to expand the rafting season.

The current white water season at the Breaks Interstate Park is just four weekends in October. That’s because the rafters depend on the Army Corps of Engineers to release enough water to create white water conditions.

McConnell announced Monday that he is working with the corps to extend the rafting season and boost tourism in Pike County.

McConnell said in a press release that people from all over the world come to the park for the rapids and to enjoy the Appalachian scenery. The white water rapids have been attracking tourists to the region for more than 20 years.