The Valley View Ferry is open on a regular schedule. Updated Thursday March 21, 2019.
VEHICLES OVER 24 FT IN LENGTH OR OVER 24 TONS TOTAL WEIGHT ARE NOT ALLOWED DUE TO SIZE AND WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS.
NOTE: The ferry may be closed in the event of high water conditions, or for inspection/repair purposes. When the ferry is not operating, the suggested alternate route between Nicholasville and Richmond is US-27S to Lancaster in 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-1974 South (Tates Creek Rd) for approximately 11 miles to the Kentucky River.
From Nicholasville (Jessamine County) intersection of Main St and Richmond Ave, take KY-169 South for approximately 10 miles to the Kentucky River.
From Richmond (Madison County) intersection of W Main St and Tates Creek Rd, take KY-169 North for approximately 13 miles to the Kentucky River.
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.