River & Stream Access

Frankfort Parks offers two access points to the Kentucky River. They are located at River View Park and at Blanton's Landing. There are floating docks at both locations and a kayak launch at River View Park. The Kentucky River Authority maintains a boat launch and parking at 1096 Old Lawrenceburg Road in Frankfort. And Benson Creek Marina located at 651 Benson Valley Road also has paved river access (Info here).  

Visit our community partners at Canoe Kentucky (https://www.canoeky.com/) for additional Kentucky River and Elkhorn Creek access points as well as rentals and guided canoeing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, river tours, and other water based activities in Frankfort & Franklin County. Canoe Kentucky provides guided Kentucky River tours paddling as well as on a motorized boat.  


Blanton's Landing (City Operated)
Near 105 East Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40601 (Map it)
River View Park (City Operated)
400 Wilkinson Blvd.
Frankfort, KY 40601 (Map it)

Benson Creek Marina (Privately Operated)
651 Benson Valley Road
Frankfort, KY 40601 (Map it)
Kentucky River Authority Boat Ramp (State Operated)
1096 Old Lawrenceburg Road
Frankfort, KY 40601 (Map it)

Canoe Kentucky (Privately Operated)
7323 Peaks Mill Road
Frankfort, KY 40601 (Map it) Visit: Canoeky.com
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