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 at the phone numbers or emails listed on the Contact Us page.
Due to high water and safety concerns Locks 1–4 WILL BE CLOSED Friday, May 22nd through Monday, May 25th
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.
School Lesson Plan for Kentucky River Lock and Dam 10
2020 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 22nd until October 25th, according
to the following schedule:
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
10:00 AM to 7:15 PM
Additional Holiday Lockage Hours
Monday, May 25th 10:00 AM to 7:15 PM
Monday, June 6th 10:00 AM to 7:15 PM
Monday, Sept. 7th 10:00 AM to 7:15 PM
Beginning Sept. 11, locking hours Fridays - Sundays will move back
one hour and will be from 9:00 AM to 6:15 PM
Kentucky River Locks 5 through 14 are closed until further notice. There is no fee to lock through during normal business hours. Please visit our web page for instructions and safety information regarding the Kentucky River Locks at www.kra.ky.gov
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Kentucky River Authority
Bush Building, Ste. 105
403 Wapping St.
Frankfort, KY 40601
Executive Staff Advisor
Kentucky River Locks
Bobby Webb, Program Coordinator: (502) 395-8079
Kentucky River Lock 1: (502) 229-2845
Kentucky River Lock 2: (502) 845-9919
Kentucky River Lock 3: (502) 330-6703
Kentucky River Lock 4: (502) 229-6693 or (502) 223-8338