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Kentucky Canoeing, Rafting & Kayaking

Kentucky Canoeing

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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Richmond, KY
153 acre park, borders Kentucky River, boat access ramps, 167 site campground, working fort with demonstrations, Kentucky River Walk Trail
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,
Louisville, KY
Adventure Vacation Outfitters, backpacking, paddling, camping, etc.
Green River
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
Green River Lake State Park Campground
Campbellsville, KY
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...
Campbellsville, KY
8,120 acre lake, hunting, fishing, camping, 10+ miles of hiking trails, boating, 3 campgrounds
Munfordville, KY
Thelma Stovall Park, also known as Green River Park, serves as a connection between downtown Munfordville and the historic Green River. An arboretum is located at the park, w...
Munfordville, KY
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 ...
Mammoth Cave, KY
23 mile within park, additional 19 miles from Munfordville to Park boundary, options for shorter floats, travels through heart of Mammoth Cave National Park, fishing for varie...
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