Kentucky Tourism
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The Kentucky River  is formed in eastern Kentucky at Beattyville, in Lee County, by the confluence of the North, Middle and South Forks and flows generally northwest, in a highly meandering  course through the mountains, through the Daniel Boone National Forest, then past Irvine and Boonesborough, then southwest, passing south of Lexington, then north through Frankfort. It joins the Ohio at Carrollton.

Between Clays Ferry in Madison County and Frankfort, the river passes through the Kentucky River Palisades, a series of dramatic steep gorges approximately 100 mi (160 km) in length.