Explore The Amazing Harrods Creek Park
Take a stunning Harrods Creek kayaking trip with Nachand Canoe & Kayak Rentals! One of the main waterways for Louisville kayaking is Harrods Creek, arguably one of the most peaceful locations to kayak. When you rent one of our kayaks near Louisville, you'll get to step away from the hustle and bustle of the city to appreciate the beautiful landscape and wildlife as you explore the creek.
We can't wait to help you explore Harrods Creek like never before. When you choose our canoe or kayak rentals, you will enjoy an entire day or a few hours on the water with the people you love most. What better way to enjoy your vacation to Louisville than embarking on a peaceful journey on the creek with your family or best friends?
Take a paddle up historic Harrods Creek and kayak on one of the connecting waterways of the Ohio River! Glide effortlessly through the tranquil waters as you soak in the lush greenery, and keep an eye out for the charming wildlife that calls this hidden gem home.
Explore the scenic beauty of Harrods Creek on our Tandem Kayak. Create lasting memories and enjoy the great outdoors with your favorite paddling partner. Your adventure never stops as you take a paddle down one of the connecting waterways of the Ohio River!
Stand Up Paddleboard
Challenge yourself and experience the freedom and excitement of stand-up paddleboarding as you create unforgettable memories and connect with the great outdoors. It is your best choice for Louisville, KY paddleboarding!
Expand your horizons as you switch between kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding, exploring new territories and embracing the thrill of adventure. This features an integrated seat that allows you to sit back and relax while you paddle or stand up and test your core strength as you paddle around. It's also lightweight so you can easily carry it with you wherever your day takes you!
Three Person Canoe
Discover the joy of canoeing with our three-person canoe, expertly designed to accommodate you and your loved ones on a thrilling water adventure. A three-person canoe rental is a great way to enjoy the scenic beauty of historic Harrods Creek, while also including your whole family.
Full Day Rental (8 hours)
Immerse yourself in a day of adventure with our full-day rental packages for kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddle boards. With a generous 8-hour rental period, you'll have ample time to explore the waterways at your own pace and discover the hidden gems of nature. Whether you choose the tranquility of a kayak, the versatility of a canoe, or the thrill of stand-up paddleboarding, our top-quality equipment ensures a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Whether you're a solo explorer, a couple seeking a romantic outing, or a group of friends in search of outdoor fun, our full-day rentals offer the freedom to create cherished memories and embrace the beauty of the great outdoors.
Why choose us?
The Ultimate Location For Kayak Rentals
Our wide array of rental options is one of the components that make us a unique option for kayaking in Louisville. Our expert staff helps you rent a kayak based on your body type for the easiest experience while kayaking Louisville waterways, or choose from an assortment of stand up paddleboards and canoes. Take in the peaceful site of wildlife as you paddle the creek and have a blast with your loved ones in comfortable kayaks.
There's nothing quite like paddling down a quiet creek as you enjoy the scenery of the wilderness! Leave the stress of your day-to-day behind while you paddle. For more excitement jump in the water for refreshing swim! You'll be sure to have fun in the sun as you kayak or canoe the Harrod's creek near Louisville, KY.
Because our rentals allow you to choose the time you have on the water, you can plan the optimal day in Louisville with your friends and family. Pull off at various access points along the creek to explore the terrain with your kiddos, or take a break from all the paddling and enjoy a glorious picnic spot at Harrod's Creek Park. There's also a variety of restaurants that you can paddle right up to. The kids will love the versatility, and you're sure to enjoy watching them frolic through nature instead of being seated in front of a screen!
Kayaking in Louisville waterways is not only a heart-pumping adventure to have with family and friends, but it gives you an unbeatable opportunity to see parts of Kentucky you just can't see when staying in the city.
Words from our customers
Such a peaceful afternoon on Harrods Creek! The scenery was beautiful and we had the creek mostly to ourselves until about 3:00. The “path” is easy but you must paddle ; no current to carry you. Definitely will go again!
6th October 2022
We reserved our kayaks online a few days before our trip.<br><br>The morning of our reservation, the staff at Nachand emailed us to see if we&#39;d like to reschedule since the weather forecast was predicting a chance of rain for the last two hours of our reservation time. We decided there <br>to keep our original reservation since it there was only a small chance of rain. <br><br>The staff on-site was super nice. They helped us load into the water &amp; helped us get out. They had life jackets &amp; various sizes so you could choose one that fit. <br><br>Unfortunately for us, it rained about 45min after we got into the water but we found some trees to hide under until the rain stopped. It was actually pretty cool experience to watch it rain. Super relaxing.<br><br>It was a nice kayak trip! Definitely will be back!
25th July 2022
We always have a good time when we rent canoes and kayaks here, friendly staff and good equipment. The website to reserve is easy to use (and more importantly accurate regarding what’s available to rent ), just Check your email after reserving because there are the usual waivers you need to sign, but it’s online and easy. The creek is on average 40ft wide and generally smooth conditions. There are a few shallow spots but those are welcome breaks and the areas are worth exploring. Plenty of twists and turns and low hanging things and it really is a perfect place for beginners for those not used to paddling.I recommend you check the water levels in the river to make sure you have a good time. The four hour rentals are perfect for little kids and there’s a lot of shade on the river on hot days. Lots of turtles, birds, frogs, deer and fish to amuse everyone. If you bring your own canoe there’s a five dollar ‘drop’ fee, which is more than fair all things considered.Bring Sunscreen AND bug repellent (better to have and not need …) , and we’ve always had good times we go within a few days of it raining for the obvious reasons.
12th June 2022
The staff at Nachland are great! Helpful and polite. We enjoyed our 4 hour rental, but being novices, went a little too far up the creek and had to really hustle to get back in time! Totally our fault - we'll know better next time. Also, be aware that there's not really an easy place to get out and stretch your legs. Harrod's Park has an easily missed "put-in" along the creek, but there isn't a place to beach your kayak - at least not on the stretch we kayaked. Otherwise we had a great time and highly recommend Nachland!
6th August 2021
Such a fun trip! I’ve never kayaked so was really afraid I couldn’t do it, but the staff were so joyful in helping me! They were so encouraging and kind! We were a party of 5 and everyone enjoyed our 4 hour trip! No one fell in the water, but being a planner, I had purchased a dry bag from Dick’s Sporting Goods for $15 to put our phones and car keys inside. Don’t let it stop you if you’re overweight either, the kayaks can hold 300 pounds and are quite stable to be in. The staff help you get in and out of the boat safely and joyfully! I’m not even being sarcastic, they were great! Being on the water was peaceful, as Harrods Creek is very still water. We saw lots of turtles and birds, neat birds nests under the bridge, and just lush greenery all around! Also, we were told not to leave anything of value in our car because there have been break-ins up under the bridge. We had no problem but just letting unaware visitors know. Highly recommend this business!
25th July 2021
Easy to find, stay as long or as little as you choose. Nice and peaceful. Could have used more instruction on finding the waterfall area. Kind staff , easy paddling
22nd July 2021
Friendly, informative, and well-cared for equipmentMy family had never been kayaking before. We were so pleased with everything and everyone at Nachand Kayak. We can't wait to go back.
5th July 2021
The owners were super friendly and completely understanding when we got back way later than planned because we misunderstood long it would take. Highly recommend !!
5th July 2021
I have been to kayak several times with different groups. It has always been a great experience. The equipment is clean and sanitized - the staff is professional and nice- and Harrods is pretty and lots to see. Follow up with dinner on the river at Captains Quarters and you have A perfect day.
4th October 2020
This was a great place for Kayaking. The staff ( Elisa) was so helpful. I plan to return for another fun kayak experience. If you want a fun activity to so, I recommend you make a reservation at Nachand.
23rd September 2020
Discover The Beauty Of Prospect, Kentucky
We are located in Prospect, Kentucky, a stunningly quaint community set apart from the busy tourist city of Louisville with a lake and rivers to paddle. You'll be surrounded by sprawling farmlands and lush bottomland forests brimming with wildlife and plenty of trails to set off on a nature-filled adventure with your family and friends. Not too far away, you'll find the notorious location of the Kentucky Derby, the Churchill Downs. We are also close to downtown Louisville where you can enjoy a variety of experiences such as museums, restaurants, and areas to fish or swim in the nearby parks.
Not far from our beautiful town of Prospect lies Floyds Fork, which is another great place to set off with your kayak or canoe in a lake or river near Louisville. It stretches to the Salt River, which eventually spills out to meet the roaring waters of the Ohio River. With plenty of lakes to have a picnic or cool off with a swimming session, there's always something relaxing and fun to do with your family or friends here around Prospect and Louisville.
Frequently asked questions
All rentals include Vessel, paddles & Life vest. You can bring your own life vest if you like.
Yes, all pets are welcome provided they are friendly and good around children. Life vests for your pet are recommended but by no means mandatory.
Yes, school field trips, youth groups, party’s, corporate events. Ask about group discounts.
All rentals are 4 or 8 hours long. If you are looking for a shorter rental, we do offer a 2 hour walk-up rental for those open to paddling at 4pm.
Call for availability.
No, Harrods Creek is know as flat water that welcomes all ages over 2 years old. The creek consists of over 14 miles of smooth water.
No, unlike some creeks or streams, Harrods Creek is always at least 5 ft deep.