Kayak Launch areas in Northern Kentucky

Paddle NKY and the Ohio River

Frederick’s Landing, Wilder

Fredericks Landing is located along the Licking River and is open year-round. Originally constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1965. Campbell County leased the property until 1981 when the City of Wilder took over the lease and made improvements to the park.  In 2004 the Federal Government transferred ownership of the land to the city through the Federal Parks to Land Program.  The city continues to add to and make improvements to the park each year.

Frederick’s Landing offers a boat launch, playground, shelter, and plenty of parking. The park also has several picnic tables and benches to sit and enjoy the river.

The shelter building is available to rent and is a perfect spot for birthday parties, graduations, family reunions, etc. For more information call 859-581-8884.859-581-8884

The park does require a pass for parking. You may purchase your parking passes at the city building. Cost for passes are as follows: yearly auto $10.00, yearly auto/boat $50.00, daily auto $2.00, daily auto/boat $10.00.

AJ Jolly Park, Alexandria

AJ Jolly Park & Campground is an award-winning, 1,000-acre park that offers many outdoor activities. The park offers kayak rentals and a kayak launch where you don’t even have to get your feet wet!  The campground has 83 campsites with access to a 200-acre fishing lake, 20 miles of equestrian trails to explore, an 18-hole frisbee golf course, and so much more. There is something fun to do for everyone in the family!  

General James Taylor Park, Alexandria

General James Taylor Park is located in Newport, Kentucky at the confluence of the Ohio and Licking rivers with a wonderful view of the Cincinnati skyline. The park has walking access to the Ohio and Licking river banks. It is used as a local fishing spot and a launch point for canoes and kayaks.

Outdoors & Recreation

Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati offer a plethora of outdoor activities within 15 minutes of downtown. Rock climb at Eden park, paddleboard on the Little Miami River, the Licking River, or even into the Ohio River…