When the water level along the Floyds Fork is right, it is a great place for families and individuals to canoe and kayak. There are three open stretches of the Fork with public paddling access at this time. The first two are located in Beckley Creek Park about an hour’s paddle apart (at 50-100 cfs). The second is in Pope Lick Park.
Fisherville Paddling Access, located in Pope Lick Park (14520 Old Taylorsville Road), is about six miles downstream from Beckley Creek Park (or about 4 hours at 50-100 cfs). This access point has its own parking lot, but you have to carry your boat a bit along a paved path to the put-in. This is a take-out point for many paddling from Beckley Creek Park, but you may also put-in at the Fisherville Access and paddle another 2.5 hours to the Cane Run Paddling Access (6500 Echo Trail), a primitive take-out in The Strand off Echo Trail. This stretch of Floyds Fork is often deeper than the others and is a secluded float where you will likely see herons and deer along the way. This area offers great fishing, but please practice catch and release.
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Blue Moon Canoe & Kayak of Kentucky offers Saturday and Sunday canoe and kayak rentals on Floyds Fork in The Parklands from April through October, weather and water-level permitting. Blue Moon offers customers their choice of solo and tandem boats as well as, full and half day prices to accommodate a short float along the Fork, or a day-long excursion. Paddling equipment is rented on a first come, first served basis.
Guided tours are available to large groups. Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a guided tour.
Parklands Member Discount
Parklands Members receive a 15% discount off kayak and canoe rentals. Learn more about becoming a Parklands member here.