When the water level along the Floyds Fork is right, it is a great place for families and individuals to canoe and kayak. From the Fisherville Paddling Access in Pope Lick Park you can canoe or kayak about another 2.5 hours to the Cane Run Paddling Access, a primitive take-out in The Strand off Echo Trail. For a longer journey to Cane Run, put in at one of our accesses in Beckley Creek Park.
Cane Run Paddling Access - This primitive paddling access, located at 6500 Echo Trail, is a great take-out point for those wishing to put-in at the Fisherville Paddling Access in Pope Lick Park (14520 Old Taylorsville Rd). A float from Fisherville to Cane Run in 3.5 miles downstream, which takes about 2.5 hours at 50-100 cfs. The take-out is actually along Cane Run, a tributary to Floyds Fork and not visible from the Fork. You must take a left around the bend to reach the access point, right before it flows into Floyds Fork. This take-out may be accessed from Echo Trail. Visitors can also use Cane Run as a launch site to reach accesses downstream in Turkey Run Park and Broad Run Park.
The Cane Run Paddling Access is open dawn to dusk. In the case of swift water or flooding, the access will be closed.
Click here for the American Whitewater guide to streams and water levels.
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.