Paddle Route

Where does it start?
The start and finish are located at the Harbor Lawn in Waterfront park, which is just east of the main Great Lawn (Detailed map coming soon).

The paddling component will consist of non-motorized watercraft on the Ohio River such as, kayaks, canoes and rowboats.

The vessels will enter the Ohio River near Harbor Point at Waterfront Park. Paddlers will go upriver and back.

This event is free to the public and all participants must have and wear a life jacket. Paddlers will not be racing and can travel the river at a leisurely pace.

For more safety tip please visit the American Canoe Association's safety checklist. To read this list in spanish please click here.

Boat drop off will begin at 7:30 a.m. the Green parking lot, River Road @Witherspoon under I-64. Click here to view map.
 Hike, Bike & Paddle

Thank you to our committee members:

Get Outdoors Kentucky

Jefferson Memorial Forest

Kentucky Waterways Alliance

KY Dept. Fish & Wildlife

Lincoln Heritage Council, Boy Scouts of America

Louisville Metro Health Dept.

LMPD River Patrol

Louisville Rowing Club

Louisville Sail and Power Squadron


Quest Outdoors

Skipping Fish Boat School

Waterfront Development