RV Camping on the Little Sandy River
Beautiful Mountain Views

Little Bear Island Campground
789 ST RT 3307
Greenup, KY 41144

(606) 280-8258 


Little Sandy River-Kayaking and Canoeing

Little Sandy River-Kayaking and Canoeing

Kayaking the Little Sandy River is a low-impact activity that can improve your strength. Kayaking can be done as a hobby or as a fun activity

While staying with us at Little Bear Island Campground, enjoy a guided lazy river tubing, rafting or kayaking trip or fishing for all ages.  Beat the heat, chill out and go with the flow. It will be the easiest vacation decision you’ve ever made!

The Little Sandy River is a beautiful river that leads paddlers through stunning landscapes. It flows through the Cumberland Plateau Mountains, and it is located not far from Grayson Lake State Park. It is also an amazing place. The river is slow at first, but it soon reaches Class I or II rapids. The Little Sandy River is an excellent choice for those who want to take a shorter trip or combine camping with a longer outing.

This river is ideal for all interests, including those that do not include rapids, especially when it meets Grayson Lake. Canoeing is an excellent option because of the many rapid-free areas along Little Sandy River. The Little Sandy River isn’t just for kayakers and rafters.

Little Bear Island Campground

You might think the Little Sandy’s current is a nightmare to fish in a kayak, but that’s actually far from the truth – provided you know how to use it to your advantage. Most kayaks are short and light enough to actually sit entirely in an inlet, preventing the boat from moving downstream, and giving you plenty of time to thoroughly fish the corresponding current seam. To maximize this, go past the spot you want to fish, then tuck into the eddy behind it, and fish until your heart’s content – without even having to paddle.

All skill levels are welcome, including kayakers, canoeists, rafters, and fishermen. Both experienced paddlers and novices will have a great time paddling the Little Sandy River. Some sections are calm and easy, while others reach Class II. This makes it a great introduction for anyone just starting out. So bring your boat and gear out to the Little Bear Island Campground and get started!