Canoe and Kayak Launch Sites in Metro Louisville

Below are Canoe and Kayak lauch sites that I have visited,  the document that follows the word Description contains photos, directions, and near by paddling destinations.  It is the responsiblity of the reader and each individual to know your abilities,  to know the weather and water prediction to be safe.   Changing water levels can significantly alter these canoeing or kayaking venues.  Seek appropriate instruction before you go and remember always wear a life jacket.

Ohio River 

  – See navigational chart section at the bottom of this page

West port boat dock in Westport Park  6617 Main St. Westport, KY 40077     DescriptionWest Port Boat Dock

Charlestown State Park boat ramp in Charlestown State Park     Description: Charlestown state park boat ramp

Clark County Casting & Conservation Club –  fee based for members only

Louisville Sailing Club – fee based for members only

Cox Park       Description: Carrie Gaulbert Cox Park

Eva Bandman Park

Community boat house     Description: Louisville Community Boat House and Community Dock

Waterfront park harbor lawn

George Rogers Clark Homesite & Boat Launch      Description: George Rogers Clark Homesite

Jaycees Boat Ramp – New Albany Boat Ramp –   Description: Jaycees Boat Ramp

Riverview Park – Greenwood Boat Dock      Description: Riverview Park – Greenwood Boat Dock

Salt River

West point boat ramp – fee based     Directions: West Point Boat Ramp

KOA campground – fee based     Description:  KOA Floyds fork and Salt River boat ramp

Beargrass Creek

MSD pumping station – requires advanced permission from MSD

Eva Bandman Park

Harrods Creek

Harrods creek boat ramp – fee based Description Harrods Creek – Ohio River boat ramp

River City Canoe and Kayak –  fee based – rentals

Floyds Fork

Miles Park Canoe and Kayak access point     Description: Beckley creek boat ramp

Fishersville Canoe and Kayak access point     Description: Fischerville Canoe Launch

Pope Like Canoe and Kayak access point

Cane Run Creek Canoe and Kayak access point

Bardstown Road Canoe and Kayak access point

KOA campground – fee based     Description: KOA Floyds fork and Salt River boat ramp

Lakes for paddlesports in the Metro Louisville Area.

Long Run Park –  a Metro Louisville Park

Tom Wallace Lake – a Metro Louisville Park

Taylorsville Lake

Deam Lake –  In southern Indiana

Navigational Charts:  

Note:   The above descriptions are for information only, not for navigational purposes.   Please respect private property and the rules of the road and obtain proper maps.    For the Ohio River,  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has online charts.  Downtown Louisville is mile 603.  The chart books can be found at the links below:

Charts 85-102 (McAlpine Pool) Miles 530-609

Charts 60-85 (Cannelton Pool) Miles 604-724

Or you can down load J-pegs of the specific navigational chart for the Ohio River lauch site here,  just click on the lauch site.

 West port boat dock 

Charlestown State Park boat ramp

Clark County Casting & Conservation Club

Louisville Sailing Club – fee based for members only

Harrods Creek – Captain’s Quarters

Cox Park   

Eva Bandman Park

Community boat house    

Waterfront park harbor lawn

George Rogers Clark Homesite & Boat Launch     

Jaycees Boat Ramp – New Albany Boat Ramp

Riverview Park – Greenwood Boat Dock     

West Port Boat Dock

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