Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River

Pikeville, Kentucky


10.5 miles total float, 4 access/take out points, fishing for smallmouth bass, rock bass, sunfish and catfish

  • Water Adventures
  • Hunting / Fishing
General Description

The Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River flows through one of the largest earth moving projects in the history of the world. The Pikeville Cut-Thru Project stands to date as the third largest civil engineering project in the world, second in the western hemisphere to the Panama Canal. This trip covers approximately 10 miles through the heart of Pike County, and has four access points so paddlers can plan a float to fit their schedules. There is excellent fishing in this stretch of the river, especially for those targeting smallmouth bass. This Blue Water Trail has also been designated the Hatfield and McCoy River Trail by the City of Pikeville. Boat rentals and shuttles are offered on this stretch of river. There is plenty to do and see in the area, including exploring some of the history of the famous Hatfield and McCoy feud.


Pikeville, KY 41501

Region: Eastern
County: Pike
Phone: 800-858-1549
Email: info.center@ky.gov
Website: fw.ky.gov/Education/...
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