Kentucky River Authority

Kentucky River Authority


Welcome to the Kentucky River Authority’s Web page!


Here you will find information about the Kentucky River and its Lock and Dam System, such as how to use the locks, navigation charts, boat ramp locations, and contact information for river activities throughout the Kentucky River Basin.


If you have any questions or need additional information that you cannot find here, please contact us at the phone numbers or emails listed on the Contact Us page.



Kentucky Afield feature on the opening of Locks 1-4



Kentucky River Locks 1 through 4 set to reopen Memorial Day Weekend


Click here view a gallery of locks.




Follow us on social media!


River Blast at First Vineyard
October 1, 2016
Nicholasville, KY
October 21-23, 2016
Beattyville, KY