It's great. They have lights on at night and security cameras as well I believe. It can be a little crowded on the weekends, but if you go during the week you should be no more than 50 yds. from the water when you park, if not closer. I'm not sure if it's public or if the kayak shop there is just really cool. Regardless, I've never had a problem gaining access there, and I've launched there 15 times or so. Good luck if you go. Lots of good water between there and Red Bud.