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Here you will find information about the Kentucky River and its Lock and Dam System, such as how to use the locks, navigation charts, boat ramp locations, and contact information for river activities throughout the Kentucky River Basin.

If you have any questions or need additional information that you cannot find here, please contact us.

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2021 Summer Newsletter

​The 2021 Summer newsletter is now available.  Catch up on the latest Kentucky River Authority News.
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2020 KRA Watershed Grant Awards

The Kentucky River Authority announces its 17th year of watershed grants to local non-profits who are helping us improve water quality throughout the Kentucky River Basin. A total of $30,000 was awarded to six recipients who will be working on local initiatives.
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Grant Funds Improve Water Quality

Check out how local watershed groups are using KRA Watershed Grant funds to improve water quality in the Ky. River Basin.
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2021 Kentucky River Lock Schedule

Kentucky River Lock 1 (Carrollton), Lock 2 (Lockport), Lock 3 (Monterey, Gest) and Lock 4 (Frankfort) will be operated from May 28th  until October 24th.
Lock Schedule and Hours

Kentucky Afield Feature on the Opening of Locks 1-4


Gallery of Locks

Rockin' on the river: New boat, more tours, provide travel opportunities.

Rockin' Thunder, the business that has been bringing visitors to Frankfort via boat since the Kentucky River locs reopened in 2015, is "doubling down" on its investment.
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