Kentucky Canoeing, Rafting & Kayaking
The seemingly never-ending waterways of Kentucky provide the choice between rippling streams, calm lakes, or fierce whitewater rivers. Visitors can embark on anything from Kentucky rafting adventures to good old-fashioned Kentucky canoeing trips. Kentucky is overflowing with opportunities for recreational and serious paddlers alike, thanks to ample public access to our rivers and streams.
Nine of Kentucky's rivers are designated as Kentucky Wild Rivers, which protect their right-of-ways from construction, and any other man-made intrusions. The Wild River corridors comprise a total of 114 miles of water and over 26,000 acres of land.
The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has started highlighting popular Blue Water Trails throughout the state. These streams and rivers are excellent for both floating and fishing, and are a great way to explore some of the more scenic locations in Kentucky. Click here to learn more.
Explore the listings below to find marinas and more for canoeing, rafting & kayaking in Kentucky!
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153 acre park, borders Kentucky River, boat access ramps, 167 site campground, working fort with demonstrations, Kentucky River Walk Trail
Freeman Lake Park is the largest City Park in Elizabethtown. It features a 170 acre lake where fishing and boating are the main attraction. Permits for fishing are available o...
Olive Hill, KY
1,512 acre park, 1,500 acre lake, 3.8 miles of hiking split among 2 trails, 71 campsites, boat ramps, marina located 3 miles from park on lake, 18 hole golf course,
Adventure Vacation Outfitters, backpacking, paddling, camping, etc.
26.5 miles, Liberty to Green River Lake, 7 access sites, some long stretches, fishing for numerous species
Cave City, KY
Guided paddling trips around the Mammoth Cave Area on the Green River, park's oldest outfitter, fishing & camping available on some trips
1,331 acre park, 8,200 acre lake, fish for bass, bluegill, crappie, catfish and muskie, marina with boat rentals, 28 miles of multi-use trails, 157 site campground, quota hunt...
8,120 acre lake, hunting, fishing, camping, 10+ miles of hiking trails, boating, 3 campgrounds
Thelma Stovall Park, also known as Green River Park, serves as a connection between downtown Munfordville and the historic Green River in the southern part of the state. It’s ...
21.5 miles, connects Upper Green River section to Mammoth Cave Park section, 4 access points, fishing for a number of species, shuttles and outfitter services provided by Big ...
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