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Elkhorn River Trip

June 2, 2023 - June 4, 2023

Location:  Still Waters Campground, 249 Strohmeier Rd, Frankfort, KY 40601 Google Map Link

Dates:  June 2nd – 4th, 2023 (Fri thru Sat)


Jim Wilmoth (jwilmoth@derbycityflyfishers.com, 859-619-2048

Mike Norris (mikenorris@derbycityflyfishers.com, 502-802-5559

LEVEL 4 Trip – Due to the nature of the float trip, there will be limited opportunities while on the water for beginner instruction, but experienced members will be happy to answer questions in camp.  At a minimum, participants should be comfortable using small craft in a moving stream where the danger of an upset and the possibility of losing equipment is real.

Number of Spots: No limit

Equipment: Lighter weight 4, 5, and 6 weight fly rods are appropriate.  Drys, poppers, nymphs, and streamers will all take fish. Light watercraft (kayak, inflatable pontoon, or canoe.)

A KY Fishing License is required. Click here to purchase.

Outing Details: Elkhorn Creek is a premier smallmouth stream in Central Kentucky, East of Frankfort.  We will park and camp at the Still Waters Campground Primitive Campground for the takeout and shuttle to the upstream launch.  Depending on the number of participants, we will either self-shuttle and/or use a shuttle service.  The shuttle trip takes about 15 minutes and the 6-mile float and fishing trip back to the campground takes about 6 hours.  For more information on the creek, see the Stream Information section of the website.  This is a float trip, with wet wading opportunities around the many rapids that are encountered. Canoes, kayaks, and inflatable pontoons can all be used on the creek.  Caution must be used around the frequent class 1 (or with higher water class 2) rapids on the creek.

Lodging: Still Waters Campground Primitive Campground, primitive camp sites and RV sites.  Shower house is on site.

Meals: You will be responsible for all meals.


Costs:  Primitive camp sites cost $27.00 per night, 2 tents per site (split the cost).  RV spots cost $35.00 per night. You should pay for your own fees and get a parking pass at the office. 

If you have any questions, contact Jim Wilmoth or Mike Norris (see contact info at top)

Click here to sign up for the trip so they know who is coming.


June 2, 2023
June 4, 2023
Event Category:


Derby City Fly Fishers


Still Waters Campground
249 Strohmeier Road
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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