Valley View Ferry

Operating status:

Please check the ferry operating status here.
 

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.

Directions

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).

Cost

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.

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