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Bardstown Boaters need your help to plan a new Whitewater Park just south of Louisville. Here’s some info on the meeting sent in from our friends at Backseat Sandbar: Bardstown Boaters are meeting tomorrow (Saturday, Jan. 24th) at 6pm to discuss fundraising plans for a new Whitewater Park. The meeting will be held at Bardstown Mills, 204 W. Muir, Bardstown, KY (Get Directions).

For those not yet in the know, the mission of the Bardstown Boaters, lead by Spalding Hurst is to create a whitewater park, which could modify the hazardous Rubble Dam, attract visitors to the park, create a venue for paddlers, increase the city’s water supply, enhance the fish habitat, create a family-friendly and easily accessible river park, improve the aesthetics of the site and provide local economic stimulation.

While this might seem strange to some to think of Bardstown as a major resource for adventure-based fun, consider that Bardstown has been named one of 50 “next great adventure towns in which to live and play” by National Geographic Adventure magazine, which stated:

We ain’t gonna lie: Bardstown’s status as the world’s bourbon capital drew us in, but its rivers flow as freely as the whiskey. Paddlers convene at Sympson Lake, and a whitewater park is in the works downtown.

We know it’s short notice, but if you’re interested, drive down and hit up a few distilleries while you’re in the Bourbon capital.

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Branden Klayko

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