Jumping off the dock at Energy Lake

WATER ADVENTURES

Beat the heat with family and friends throughout Kentucky's lakes and rivers.

This is the time of year to be outside, enjoying the sun and what seems to be endless lakes on your choice of boats or boards. Within Kentucky state lines, you have the thrill of white water rushing through the Russell Fork in gorgeous Breaks Interstate Park, the tranquility of paddleboarding at Rough River Dam State Resort Park (don't let the name fool you), to the family-fun houseboating experience at Dale Hollow Lake. 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 such as Kentucky Lake. It is here that record catches of large mouth and small mouth bass have been reported. 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. 

With plenty of rental companies, outfitters and charters such as KY Dam Marina at Kentucky Dam Village to help you put together the ultimate lake or river vacation, you are sure to find exactly what you are looking for. 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!