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.
Kentucky River Authority Watershed Grants
The Kentucky River Authority provides funding assistance to organizations throughout the Kentucky River Basin who are interested in doing their part to keep the river and its tributaries clean. Past projects have enabled stream cleanups, tree plantings, educational signage, water festivals, water quality sampling and many more beneficial activities.
If you are interested in doing something in your area, please consider applying for this year's grant offering:
eligible to any nonprofit organization with a project located in the Kentucky River Basin
funding amounts between $2,000 and $5,000
2-year project completion timeframe
applications due by September 15, 2020
awards announced in November, funding should be available by January 2021
More info and the grant application can be found by clicking here
Questions? Please contact Malissa McAlister, Kentucky River Basin Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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, July 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
Kentucky River Locks
Kentucky River Lock 2: (502) 330-9745