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The Levisa Fork River Streak next week

The Explore Kentucky Initiative is proud to announce the Levisa Fork River Streak, presented by Paintsville Tourism and Prestonsburg Tourism is back on and will be held on Saturday, October 14th! This paddlesports event will be the next to last race of the 2017 Kentucky Waterman Series presented by Southern Paddlesports.

You can register online or register on the day of the event.

Our race venue is the flowing class 1 waters of the Levisa Fork, a tributary of the Big Sandy River, while being surrounded by the foothills of Kentucky’s Appalachian Mountains, experience breathtaking scenery, and camaraderie of paddlers from all around the country. Trek along the waterway where the last riverboat sunk in the mighty Levisa on Wisman Shoals or marvel at the engineering masterpiece of West Prestonsburg Bridge and old bridge cross ties along the way. Post race we will gather and dine on the wonderful cuisine of Lizzie B’s Cafe Bakery, a Hawaiian themed eatery, fellowship with games and music, and of course presentation of race awards.

Race/Float Distances

  •  8 miles
  • 16 Miles

Race Classes will consist of Kentucky Waterman Series Classes in addition to tandem classes for Youth, Women, Men, and Mixed Teams:

  • SUP 14
  • SUP 12’6
  • High Performance Kayak
  • Kayak ( Below 17 Ft)
  • Solo Canoe
  • Tandem Canoe
  • Tandem Kayak
  • Youth: All craft

All racers will receive:

  • Race t-shirt
  • Meal ticket


  • We recommend plastic, kevlar, or inflatable craft for this event as there is a bottom out risk.
  • We will adhere to United States Canoe Association and American Canoe Association‘s guidance for safety. In line with this, all participants must wear a properly fitted PFD (belt packs are acceptable). SUP participants must wear a leash. We recommend a coiled one.


Race Schedule

7:30 A.M: Boat Drop – Off/ Check – In Starts at the parking lot behind Billy Ray’s Restaurant which is located at 101 N Front St, Prestonsburg, KY 41653

8:30: 16 Mile Race Shuttle Departs from Paintsville Water Plant which is located at 104 River Rd, Paintsville, KY 41240

9:00 A.M: Racer Meeting for 16 Mile Racers

9:15 A.M 16 Mile Race Start

9:30 A.M 8 Mile Race Shuttle Departs from Harmon Station Boat Ramp.

10:00 A.M: 8 Mile Racer Meeting

10:15 A.M: 8 Mile Race Start

1:15 P.M: Awards/Lunch at _Paintsville Waterplant – individuals at Harmons Station will need to drive to the Waterplant in Paintsville 104 River Road, Paintsville, KY 41240


Jenny Wiley State Resort Park ( Has a mixture of lodge rooms, cottages, & campsites.)

75 Theatre Court, Prestonsburg, KY 41653

Brookshire Inn & Suites
85 Hal Rogers Drive, Prestonsburg, Kentucky 41653

Ramada Inn & Conference Center

624 James S. Trimble Blvd, Paintsville, KY  41240

Days Inn Paintsville
512 South Mayo Trail, Paintsville, KY 41240

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