Kentucky River Authority

River Amenities

Docks and Marinas

Below you will find contact information pertaining to activities on and around the Kentucky River such as River Marina/Dock listings, riverside restaurants, canoe liveries, and camping and lodging information next to the river.

 

The Kentucky River Authority does not own, operate or maintain any of these facilities.  Please check with the dock owners for docking arrangements.

Dock/Marina Name

River Mile*

Web Page

County

Phone

Map It

Kentucky River Lock and Dam 1 4.0R        
Kentucky River Lock and Dam 2 31.0L        
Kentucky River Lock and Dam 3 42.0L        
Kentucky River Campground Dock 55.8R Web Page Franklin (502) 227-2465 Map it in Google Maps
Kentucky River Lock and Dam 4 65.0L        
Frankfort River View Park Dock 65.5R Web Page Franklin - Map it in Google Maps
Benson Marina Boat Dock 65.8L Web Page Franklin (502) 875-0475 Map it in Google Maps
Frankfort Boat Club Dock 66.2R Web Page Franklin (502) 330-3376 Map it in Google Maps
Kentucky River Lock and Dam 5 82.2L        
Kentucky River Lock and Dam 6 96.2R        
Cummins Ferry Resort Campground & Marina 105.3L Web Page Mercer (859) 865-2003 Map it in Google Maps
Kentucky River Lock and Dam 7 117.0R        
Kentucky River Lock and Dam 8 139.9R        
Kentucky River Lock and Dam 9 157.5R        
Three Trees Campground Dock 175.3R Web Page Clark (859) 749-3227 Map it in Google Maps
Kentucky River Lock and Dam 10 176.4L        
Old Habits Boat Dock 179.3R Web Page Clark (859) 527-7888

Map it in Google Maps

Red River Boat Dock and Campground​ 190.8R​ Web Page Clark​ (859) 842-4590​ Map it in Google Maps
Kentucky River Lock and Dam 11 201.0R        
Irvine Boat Dock 218.0L - Estill - Map it in Google Maps
Kentucky River Lock and Dam 12 220.9R        
Kentucky River Lock and Dam 13 239.9L        
Kentucky River Lock and Dam 14 249.0R        

*Kentucky River mile 0 starts where the Kentucky River flows into the Ohio River in Carrollton.  R and L indicate river right or river left to a person traveling downstream.

 

Camping and Lodging

The Kentucky River Authority does not own, operate or maintain any of these facilities.  Please use the contacts listed below to make arrangements.

Camping/Lodging Area

River Mile*

Ramp

Dock

Web Page

Phone

Map It

Two Rivers Campground 0.4R Nearby No Web Page (502)732-4665 Map it in Google Maps
Kentucky River Lock and Dam 1 4.0R          
News Café Bed & Breakfast 28.5R Nearby No Web Page (502) 484-2919 Map it in Google Maps
Kentucky River Lock and Dam 2 31.0L          
Lockport Camping Area (Ace's Grocery) 31.1L Yes No - (502) 845-4899 Map it in Google Maps
Kentucky River Lock and Dam 3 42.0L          
Still Waters Campground 51.9R Yes No Web Page (502) 223-8896 Map it in Google Maps
Kentucky River Campground 55.8R Yes Yes Web Page (502) 227-2465 Map it in Google Maps
Kentucky River Lock and Dam 4 65.0L          
Capital Plaza Hotel 65.7R Nearby Nearby Web Page (502) 227-5100 Map it in Google Maps
Kentucky River Lock and Dam 5 82.2L          
Kentucky River Lock and Dam 6 96.2R          
Camp on the Kentucky Campground 104.9R Nearby No Web Page (859) 879-6402 Map it in Google Maps
Cummins Ferry Resort Campground & Marina 105.3L Yes Yes Web Page (859) 865-2003 Map it in Google Maps
Palisades Adventures (by appointment only) 113.5L Yes No Web Page (859) 612-8826 Map it in Google Maps
Kentucky River Lock and Dam 7 117.0R          
Camp Nelson RV Park 135L Yes No Web Page (859) 548-2113 Map it in Google Maps
Kentucky River Lock and Dam 8 139.9R          
Sugar Creek Resort 142.5R No No Web Page (859) 885-9359 Map it in Google Maps
Kentucky River Lock and Dam 9 157.5R          
Three Trees Campground 175.3R Yes Yes Web Page (859) 749-3227 Map it in Google Maps
Boonesborough State Park 175.9L Yes No Web Page (859) 527-3454 Map it in Google Maps
Kentucky River Lock and Dam 10 176.4L          
Red River Boat Dock and Campground​ ​190.8R Yes​ ​Yes Web Page (859) 842-4590​ Map it in Google Maps
Kentucky River Lock and Dam 11 201.0R          
Kentucky River Park and Rec Center (Primitive Camping) 212.0R Canoe Launch No Web Page - Map it in Google Maps
Kentucky River Lock and Dam 12 220.9R          
Kentucky River Lock and Dam 13 239.9L          
Kentucky River Lock and Dam 14 249.0R          

*Kentucky River mile 0 starts where the Kentucky River flows into the Ohio River in Carrollton.  R and L indicate river right or river left to a person traveling downstream.

 

Riverside Dining

Jim's Seafood (Frankfort)
Benson Marina Boat Dock
Frankfort Boat Club Dock
The Dragon Pub (Frankfort)
Hall's on the River 
Raders River Grill (Irvine)
Perry Park Golf Resort
Waterfront Restaurant and Lounge

 

Canoe & Kayak Rental

Two Rivers Adventures 
Stillwaters Canoe Rental
Canoe Kentucky
Palisades Adventures 
Sugar Creek Resort
Three Trees Canoe Rental

 

Riverside Parks

Point Park (Carrollton)
Riverview Park (Frankfort)
Capitol View Park (Frankfort)
High Bridge Pavilion
Lock 14 Park (Heidelberg)
Boonesborough State Park
Kentucky River Park and Recreation Center (Irvine)

 

Boat Rides and Guides

Frankfort Boat Tour
KSU Research Boat
Shaker Village/Dixie Belle Paddlewheel Boat Ride
Dix River Adventures
Jessamine County Kentucky River Boating Guidebook
Kentucky Fish & Wildlife Bluewater Trails
Rockin' Thunder - 155 Mile Kentucky River Adventure
Valley View Ferry

 

Nature Preserves

Sally Brown, Crutcher and Earl Wallace Nature Preserves
Tom Dorman State Nature Preserve
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary
Floracliff State Nature Preserve
Lower Howard's Creek State Nature Preserve 
Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary