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Falling (Fallen) Rock Park (Joe’s Quarry) - La Grange KY

Falling Rock Quarry, also known as Clark’s Quarry, is in La Grange, Ky. From Louisville take I-71 north to exit 22. At the end of the ramp, make a left and go into town. At the second 4-way stop sign, make a left and go a couple blocks to 4th Ave. Follow 4th about 2 miles to the quarry’s entrance, which is marked by a dive flag sign. Normal season is from Memorial Day weekend until the last weekend of October. However, we make frequent private outings here during the off season.

Directions from Lexington:

- I-64 West to Shelbyville, KY.
- State Rd 53 North thru Shelbyville and on to La Grange. Maybe 25 miles or so.
- Follow 53 thru town. Turn left on first street after crossing railroad tracks.
- Turn right on 4th street. Follow about 3 miles into the country. After you pass Joe Clark’s Quarry (active one) you will see Falling Rock Park, retired quarry. Both on your right heading North.


Scuba-duba-doo - 9/14/2016 11:39 PM
I went scuba diving here on 9/10/2016. Average viz: 16-20ft/5-6m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
Scuba-duba-doo - 9/14/2016 11:37 PM
I went scuba diving here on 9/11/2016. Average viz: 16-20ft/5-6m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
tstormdiver - 6/23/2015 12:52 PM
Been several years since I have last dove there. It is owned by Joe Clark,.... quite a character. I think he usually charges $20- $25 to dive there. Other than some gear stands & a shelter or 2 built by the local dive shops, there are no facilities. You will have to make your way around the swimmers (a lot of them drunk). A few years ago, it became the local swimming, drinking & party hole. I believe it has been toned down & cleaned up some since then,... but don’t hold your breath. Lock up your personal property. Gets to about 35 ft in a couple areas. There are a few things sunken down there. Like I said, it’s been about 5 yrs since I’ve been there.
KCook3824 - 6/22/2015 7:18 PM
Does anyone dive here that is free to dive during the week? Looking for dive buddies and to dive new places.
wgr21 - 4/25/2015 11:19 AM
I went scuba diving here on 4/14/2015. Average viz: 11-15ft/3-5m. Water temp: 50-55°F/10-13°C.
wgr21 - 10/23/2014 8:18 AM
Rating Added: 5
Joe is a great guy, nice and easy point of entry, fun atmosphere and saw multiple paddle fish. Overall a great place to dive and have a good time.
lakecountydiver - 7/23/2014 4:31 PM
Going to be in Carrollton. I would be interested in divinf here
jthaofficer - 7/06/2014 5:10 AM
Rating Added: 4
It is a great local place in KY to get wet and practice your scuba skills.
nkydiver - 9/05/2012 3:02 PM
Rating Added: 3
Falling Rock is one our go-to quarries. It’s close by, easy to dive, and depending on how many divers are there, it can be a great dive or not so much. We were there a few weeks ago, and there were only a handful of people at the site. Visibility was excellent and water was warm.
oceanfloor - 11/11/2009 5:32 PM
I did my certification dives at Falling Rock. I’ll never forget that most amazing feeling you get on your first dive. I felt like I never wanted to leave the water.

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