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Plan exciting boating and fishing trips in Kentucky

Did you know that Kentucky has more miles of navigable water flowing through it than any other state in the continental United States? Well, we do, and there are plenty of spectacular ways to get out and enjoy all this water, especially if you have a canoe or kayak. Whether you're looking for kayaking vacations and the high adrenaline white water rush through the Russell Fork in gorgeous Breaks Interstate Park, or a nice afternoon paddle around one of our excellent lakes, we've got more than enough options to get you on the water. Boaters will find our abundance of superb waterways perfect for any level of activity — go paddling on self-guided tours in canoes or kayaks around our crystal clear lakes and streams or take your speedboat out for wet and wild thrills. There’s plenty of opportunity for discovery — you might find islands to explore, sunny shores for sunbathing, secluded swimming holes or even campsites where you can stay overnight on your trip.

Anglers can enjoy thrilling fishing trips in Kentucky with some amazing trout rivers and lakes full of bass, catfish, crappie, striper and other fish. You can also hire a guide for a day or a long weekend to show you the most active fishing holes on our lakes and rivers.

There are plenty of rental companies, outfitters and charters to help you put together the ultimate lake or river vacation for paddlers and power-boaters alike. If you want to enjoy fishing, power-boating, canoeing or kayaking vacations, we’ve got a grand aquatic adventure for you! Whether it’s for a few days or just an afternoon, browse the options below and start making plans to travel our waterways and find the ultimate outdoor experience in KY!