Location: Land Between the Lakes, Trigg County, Kentucky, Road 159
GPS: N 36 47’ 48.8” W 87 58’ 54.8”
Directions to Access Point: The access point is located between the east and west lanes of Highway 68/80 on Road 159.
Amenities: This is a sheltered area, excellent for novice paddlers.
Parking: 30 gravel spaces
Restrictions: No camping.
Wear your life jacket.
Know your skills and limits. Wind and weather can create dangerous conditions.
Let someone know where you are going and when you plan to return.
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Plan to “Pack it in; pack it out!”
Loop around Long Creek
This is a .5 mile loop. Paddling under highway bridge will access Elbow Bay.
Safety: Be aware of the wind and weather forecast.
Time Allotment: 15 minutes
Trail Description: The trail circles the small sheltered area between the east and west bound lanes of Highway 68/80. This is an excellent area for beginners as it is protected from most wind and waves. Paddling under the highway on the south side of the area will allow you to access Elbow Bay.
Wildlife Viewing: Long Creek loop is excellent for birding, particularly during the migration time periods of spring and fall. Pay attention to signage and buoy markers noting winter closures for the adjacent wildlife refuge as it becomes restricted in cold weather times. Long Creek Wildlife Refuge is one of the top spots for birding in Land Between the Lakes.
Cultural Features: Long Creek Cemetery is located on the east side of Road 159-S. Long Creek Cemetery is one of the older community cemeteries in Trigg County. The community was settled early in the 19th century by farmers.