Clarks River

Benton, Kentucky


40 miles of river flows through refuge, difficulty depends on water levels, mutliple access points, fishing for largemouth & spotted bass, panfish

  • Water Adventures
  • Hunting / Fishing
General Description

Clarks River is the only National Wildlife Refuge located solely within the Commonwealth. The forty miles that flow through the refuge offer some of the most unique paddling opportunities in Kentucky. Bottomland hardwoods, wetland and sloughs typical of the purchase region offer paddlers the chance to view numerous species of birds and wildlife. There are several access points to get on the river, the most popular is on the East Fork of the river. The four mile stretch between Tucker Lane and Milliken Mill Lane offer the best paddling, and the best fishing. Largemouth and spotted bass, as well as plenty of panfish inhabit this natural flowing river.


91 US Highway 641N
Benton, KY 42025

Region: Western
County: Marshall
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