Boat tours of the Kentucky River are available from May through October. From canoes and kayaks to motorized vessels, we’ve got an adventure awaiting!
Boat tour operators
Visit Frankfort by boat!
Explore the natural beauty of Kentucky on your own boat. Travel from the Ohio River through the locks of the Kentucky River to Frankfort.
2023 Lock Schedule
Open Weekends May 21 – October 29, weather permitting
Fri., Sat., Sun. 10 am – 7:15 pm
Holiday Lock Openings: Mon May 29, Mon July 5, Mon Sep 4
- Lock 1 – Carrollton, KY
- Lock 2 – Lockport, KY
- Lock 3 – Monterey, KY
- Lock 4 – Frankfort, KY – portage available
Beginning September 8, 2023, Lock hours will change to 9am -6:15pm
Learn more from the Kentucky River Authority.
Free Public Docking
- River View Park- 200 ft dock
- Blanton’s Landing – 30 ft dock
Fuel is available at::
Frankfort Boat Club Dock
Downtown Accommodations for Boaters
Boater’s rate is available at the Capital Plaza Hotel, with pre-arranged shuttle service available between the hotel and the marina.