Louisville Boat Club
Boat Club History
The Louisville Boat Club is the oldest social club in Jefferson County and one of the oldest boat clubs in the country. The club's history dates back to 1879 when ten river-minded men formed a social club to feature river activities. The original clubhouse was an oversized houseboat, and until the early 1920’s, was strictly a men's club.
In 1961 the club purchased neighboring 28 acres, formerly known as Fairview Beach. This addition added 585 feet to the riverfront, making a total of over 1,400 feet on which to accommodate the demand for more boat slips. In March of 1969 the Club House burned to the ground, this led to the current clubhouse rebuild in 1971.
Address: 4200 River Road, Louisville, KY 40207
Our hotel is conveniently located a short seven mile (15 minutes) drive from Louisville Boat Club.
For a day of fun and sun at Louisville Boat Club, take US-31 S from Missouri Avenue and follow US-31 S to N 3rd Street. Merge onto I-64 E and take I-71 N to Zorn Avenue. Take exit 2 from I-71 N and drive to River Road.
Louisville Boat Club offers slips to accommodate river vessels of all sizes. During peak boating season, (mid-May to November) the club hosts an annual regatta and dock parties for club members.
Visitors can access the docks by car via River Road from the parking lot.
The Club boasts a premier athletic program. With four indoor hard courts, two outdoor hard courts, and 12 clay courts, members are able to enjoy a game year round. The Club also boasts one double and two single squash courts, full-service fitness room equipped with cardio equipment, free weights, and circuit training.
Water enthusiasts enjoy a 6-lane junior Olympic pool with diving.