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Fishing

The original live-streaming.

Venture down into the thickets of undergrowth along the creek. Listen to the lisp and lapse of the current. Wade into the stream, and cast your line out into the channel. Throughout The Parklands, you can find ponds, lakes, fishing piers, and Floyds Fork stocked with game fish and available for picnics and wildlife watching year-round.

Get Hooked.

As a habitat preserve, The Parklands links together fragments of forest and protects animal and plant species, including 20 species of freshwater mussels and 25 species of amphibians and reptiles. The Parklands is also home to over 40 species of fish, including striped shiners, rainbow darters, bluntnose minnows, central stonerollers, and others. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife protects threatened flora and fauna, and also stocks Floyds Fork and select lakes with game fish. A fishing license is required for anglers over the age of 15, and a trout permit is required for trout fishermen. Practice catch and release in Floyds Fork to conserve the diversity of this fishery.

Fishing Spots

    • Fishing
    • Picnicking
    • Sightseeing
    • Walking
    • 0.3 Mi
    • Easy
    Fishing Spot, Lake, Overlook, Picnic Area, Trail

    Fishermans Trail

    Beckley Creek Park

    • Biking
    • Fishing
    • Sightseeing
    • Walking
    • 0.4 Mi
    • Easy
    Creek, Fishing Spot, Gravel Bar, Trail

    Sycamore Trail

    Beckley Creek Park

    • Fishing
    • Sightseeing
    • Walking
    • 1.69 Mi
    • Easy
    Creek, Fishing Spot, Gravel Bar, Trail

    Black Willow Trail

    Beckley Creek Park

    • Biking
    • Fishing
    • Sightseeing
    • Walking
    • 0.63 Mi
    • Easy
    Creek, Fishing Spot, Trail, Woods

    Valley of the Giants Trail

    Beckley Creek Park

    • Biking
    • Fishing
    • Picnicking
    • Sightseeing
    • Walking
    • 0.92 Mi
    • Easy
    Fishing Spot, Overlook, Picnic Area, Pond, Trail

    Sky Meadow Excursion Trail

    Turkey Run Park

    • Fishing
    • Sightseeing
    • Walking
    • 1.2 Mi
    • Easy
    Creek, Fishing Spot, Gravel Bar, Trail

    Boone Bottoms Trail

    Turkey Run Park

Fishing Resources

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Fishing License Requirements

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Fishing Regulations

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Kentucky Afield Floyds Fork Guide (South)

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Stocking Schedule

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Kentucky Afield Floyds Fork Guide (North)

Events

There’s always something happening at The Parklands. Check out our upcoming events.

    • Fishing

    Orvis Louisville free Casting Clinic and Fly Fishing 101 Program

    Beckley Creek Park

    • Fishing

    Orvis Louisville free Casting Clinic and Fly Fishing 101 Program

    Beckley Creek Park

Rise to the occasion.

There’s always something happening at The Parklands. Check out our upcoming events.

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Maps + Directions

Get on the beaten track.

Our park system is nearly five times as large as New York’s Central Park, so you may need some help finding your way around. Chart your course with our interactive map.