Capturing Gorgeous Views at the Crescent Hill Reservoir

“It doesn’t take a bad photo at all. Morning, afternoon, evening, especially sunsets and sunrises.”

840 WHAS/Kentucky News Network Reporter and Anchor Paul Miles couldn’t believe the views the first time he walked around the Crescent Hill Reservoir and Gatehouse.

Crescent Hill Reservoir - May 2021
Courtesy: Paul Miles

“I got up here and I was like ‘wow, this place is really, really nice!’ It’s beautiful. It’s quiet, plenty of space to walk.”

Miles wishes he’d discovered it sooner.

“I’ve lived here my whole life and driven by here a million times probably and have never been up here until 2020.”

Like many people during COVID-19, Miles explored new places to find a change of scenery, fresh air, and a place to get those steps in. His laps around the reservoir led to a beautiful gallery of spectacular sunrise and sunset photographs.

“When I was walking around here (the reservoir) and everywhere else, my Twitter timeline was filled with nothing but bad news, all the time,” Mile said. “One day I decided I’d post a few pictures of things that are not controversial, not sad, not horrible. Just post those at the end of the day or the beginning of the day, just to try to break it up a little bit.”

Capturing countless photos of the Louisville Water (and local) treasure’s beauty since then, we’d say Miles has more than accomplished his goal of spreading positivity.

Crescent Hill Reservoir - April 2021
Courtesy: Paul Miles

“Anybody can take a good photo here. Because it’s so expansive, you get great sunrises, great sunsets, especially in the fall. You come out here in the fall, late October, early November, the way the clouds are forming, especially in the evening, great sunsets here.”

We may be biased, but we agree!

Grab your camera and join us for Louisville Water’s final Walking Wednesday on October 11. Enjoy a rare look inside the gatehouse between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and learn about its history. We’ll also host a special fall open house from 4-7 p.m. which includes tours around the reservoir, a look inside the gatehouse, family-friendly activities for all ages, a Tapper appearance, and fall snacks and beverages. It goes without saying that ice-cold Louisville Pure Tap® will be flowing!

Remember to share your photos with us and tag @LouisvilleWater on social media. We’re looking forward to seeing them!