Georgetown/Scott County Tourism

Georgetown, KY Outdoor Activities

Fishing and Recreation

The North Fork of Elkhorn Creek flows through Scott County, and has always been a focal point for its residents. Today, the Elkhorn is considered one of the best small-mouth bass fisheries in America. Both north and south creeks come together at the forks of the Elkhorn in Franklin County on US 460, covering 99 miles and ending at Strohmeier's Stillwaters campground, feeding into the Kentucky River in Franklin County.


Fishing Information: Average depth: 4 1/2 to 5 ft. (seasonal)
Average temp: Winter, 44 degrees Summer (May 15 thru Sept. ) 84 degrees.
Deepest areas: Mouth of Strohmeier's Stillwaters Campground at Kentucky River, 21 feet


Brookings/Scott County Park has two lakes which is stocked four or five times a year with catfish. Open to the public/with fishing license. 


For catfish fishing be sure to visit Bill's Live Catfish Farm, 1588 Carrick Pike. 502-863-4269, 502-370-7063 or 502-863-6835.


Boat Info: Must be licensed (even canoes) with trolling motors or horsepower motors. No restrictions on maximum horsepower, however, not recommended anything over 25 hp. Getting the boat on plane is not recommended.


Launch Sites: Great Crossing, US 227; Oser Landing, across from Southern States; Strohmeier's Stillwaters Campground, Franklin County.


If fishing is not your interest, take a stroll along the shaded water on the Great Crossing Park Nature Trail.



The Elkhorn is runnable from late fall to late spring, downstream from Georgetown. Several dams in the Georgetown vicinity create pools that permit the paddling of certain two to four-mile stretches year-round. These stretches have been used for several years as a training site for a group of United States Canoe Association marathon racing contenders.


Because of its mild whitewater, beautiful scenery, plentiful access, and proximity to four major urban areas, the Elkhorn is fast becoming Kentucky's most popular canoeing stream. Feared By Fish, Inc. has Guided Canoe Trips and rentals available at 1030 Paris Pike. For information call 502-863-5701.


Canoe Kentucky has canoe rentals for the North Fork of Elkhorn Creek, Class I. For information call 800-K-CANOE-1.



R & R ARCHERY AND OUTDOORS:  This range offers a full line of bows and accessories from the world's best archery companies like Hoyt, BowTech, Diamond, Truglo/Apex, BlackGold, Ripcord and others. The professional staff will help you put your hands on a bow that fits you - your draw length, draw weight, speed preference and, of course, the color you want, and more.  

Full line of high quality bows (Hoyt,Bowtech, and Diamond)
Full line of accessories
Bow tuning and service
Arrow building
8 lane, 20 yard indoor archery range
Archery leagues for adults and children
Lessons for beginners of all ages
Bow rentals

Shop Hours:
Monday - Friday 10-7, Saturday 9-7, Sunday closed



Coal Ridge, 502-863-0754, 100 Coal Ridge Ln., public, 18 holes, par 69, 6900 yards, motorized cart rentals, golf club rentals.


Canewood Golf Course, 502-868-0245, US-460 West, 18 holes, par 71. Semi-private.


Cherry Blossom Village Golf & Country Club, Cherry Blossom Way at Connector Road, I-75 Exit 126. 502-570-9849, 18 holes, par 72. Championship course.


Longview Country Club, 502-863-2165, US-460 West, semi-private, 18 holes, par 72,
6500 yards, motorized cart rentals, golf club rentals.


Horseback Riding

Whispering Woods Riding Stables, 502-570-9663, 265 Wright Lane, Trail and pony rides by reservation. 250 acres of riding trails.



Scott County Park Tennis Courts, US 25N, 6 lighted courts.