Kentucky River Authority

Kentucky River Authority


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.

Kentucky River Event Announcement

Come 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 19th. 

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.




 -2018 Bourbonanaza 
October 18th – 20th
  Frankfort, KY
    Frankfort Tourist Commission
- Paddle – Palooza -
  October 20th
  Riverview Park, Frankfort, KY
     502 -227-4492

- Kentucky River Locks 1 – 4 are closed for the 2018 season. The Locks will open for the 2019 season Memorial Day Weekend, May 24th.   Thank you for visiting the Kentucky River and we hope to see you next year.

- KRA Newsletter, October 2018

2018 Ky River Sweep Sites &

- 2018 Kentucky River 
        Lock Schedule


  Photo provided by The State Journal
Click Here for full article "Rockin' on the river:  New boat, more tours provide travel opportunities"




Meeting Notice
KRA Board Meeting  - September 10th 


Meeting Minutes
Special Called Mtg (8/14/18) - MTG MINUTES
Special Called Mtg (8/28/18) - MTG MINUTES



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