Fishing

Cast your lines along Floyds Fork, William F. Miles Lakes and Boulder Pond year-round. Floyds Fork and many of the lakes are periodically stocked with game fish. Learn the latest stocking date and future stockings scheduled in the W.F. Miles and North Beckley Paddling Access trailhead kiosks.  A fishing license is required (for anglers over the age of 16) and can be obtained at local sporting goods stores and at http://fw.ky.gov. A trout permit is also required for trout fishermen. Please practice catch and release in Floyds Fork to conserve the diversity of this special fishery.

 
The Kentucky Division of Water is required by the Clean Water Act to designate the use and set water quality standards to protect and manage streams. The primary use of Floyds Fork as determined by the Division of Water is for “Secondary Contact Recreation” allowing for activities such as fishing, wading and paddling. The Department of Kentucky Fish & Wildlife manages Floyds Fork as a public waterway and fishery and we offer access within The Parklands.  
 
We recommend that park visitors follow guidance issued by the Kentucky Division of Water through the Department of Environmental Protection for contact with Floyds Fork and other peer streams in Kentucky, be it the Green River or Elkhorn Creek. Click here to read advisories from the Division of Water. 

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William F. Miles Lakes

Come drop a line in one of the 5 fishing lakes referred to as William F. Miles Lakes, 3 of which are stocked regularly by Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. Or bring your lunch for a picnic at the Lake Overlook.

Paddling Access - Beckley Creek Park

When the water level along the Floyds Fork is right, it is a great place for families and individuals to canoe and kayak. Beckley Creek Park has two paddling access points.

Special Places - The Strand

Within The Parklands of Floyds Fork, many treasures of the landscape and our natural history lie hidden. Naturalists have chosen over 100 “special places” within the park boundaries that we don’t want you to miss.

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Boulder Pond

Featuring an ADA accessible fishing pier, Boulder Pond in Turkey Run Park is an excellent location for fishing, picnics and wildlife watching.

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