TRADEWATER RIVER: The Tradewater is a sterile stream rendered nearly devoid of life due to the mining industry. It is, however, an intimate river that is pleasing to the eye and shaded by willow and hardwood. It winds through rolling farm and mining country with camping near the stream possible at low water levels.
POND RIVER: Although the water quality of this stream is not the best, it is scenic and navigable, with little debris or deadfalls. Birch and willow trees overhang the water and camping spots near the water can be found at the edge of some of the farm fields that lie on the the river.
ROUGH RIVER: This river belies its name, being extremely canoeable. Rough River is typically high banked and shaded with willow and various hardwoods. The most scenic sections are from the tailwater to Falls of the Rough, and from Falls of the rough to the KY 54 bridge. Both of these sections sport some minor (Class I+) rapids, ripples, and shoals.