Welcome to the Kentucky River Authority’s Web page!
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.
River Event Announcement
out and help celebrate 20 years of Kentucky River Watershed Watch on August
19th. The Watershed Watch program is a non-profit organization whose
goals are to support a citizen water quality monitoring effort, improve and
protect water quality by raising community awareness and promote goals of the
Federal Clean Water Act. The Kentucky River Authority helps to fund the
water quality sampling efforts and has provided mini grant funds to numerous
watershed watch community groups to improve watersheds within the Kentucky
River Basin. The event will take place at Clifton in Woodford County, and
participants can paddle in a Voyageur canoe or bring their own paddle
craft. Please see the event brochure below for further details on August
Click Here to access the Kentucky River Watershed Watch Brochure
Kentucky Afield feature on the opening of Locks 1-4
Kentucky River Locks 1 through 4 set to reopen Memorial Day Weekend
Click here view a gallery of locks.