The Valley View Ferry is temporarily closed for towboat dry dock. This website will update once the ferry is back open.
VEHICLES OVER 24 FT IN LENGTH ARE NOT ALLOWED DUE TO SIZE RESTRICTIONS.
NOTE: The ferry may be closed in the event of high water conditions, inclement weather, or for maintenance/repair purposes. When the ferry is not operating, the suggested alternate route between Nicholasville and Richmond is US-27S to Lancaster (Garrard County), then KY-52E to Richmond. The suggested alternate route between Lexington and Richmond is I-75.
Hours of operation
Monday – Friday
6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday
8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Closed on Christmas Day.
The Valley View Ferry is located on the Kentucky River at Tates Creek Rd (KY-169) at the Fayette, Jessamine and Madison County line.
From Lexington (Fayette County) intersection of Tates Creek Rd and New Circle Rd, take KY-1974S (Tates Creek Rd) to KY-169 to the Kentucky River (approximately 11 miles).
From Nicholasville (Jessamine County) intersection of Main St and Richmond Ave, take KY-169 to the Kentucky River (approximately 10 miles).
From Richmond (Madison County) intersection of W Main St and Tates Creek Rd, take KY-169 to the Kentucky River (approximately 13 miles).
The Valley View Ferry is a free service. It operates with funding from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the fiscal courts of Madison and Jessamine counties and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.
The ferry is managed by the Valley View Ferry Authority, composed of citizens and government officials from the three counties served.