Canoe Paddling Access - The Strand

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.

Click here for a map of paddling routes within The Parklands.  


Blue Moon Canoe & Kayak of Kentucky offers canoe, kayak and paddleboard rentals, giving Parklands visitors an opportunity to see even more of the trails and areas that comprise the nearly 4,000 acres of our park system. Rentals available, weather permitting, April-October. Beginning April 1, 2017, rentals will be offered out of the John Floyd Community Building in Pope Lick Park, 4002 South Pope Lick Road. For more information on prices, hours and availability, please contact Blue Moon at 502-753-9942 or

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Guided tours are available to large groups. Please send an e-mail to to schedule a guided tour.

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