Explore the Kentucky River Take a tour on the Kentucky River or visit Frankfort by boat

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

Boat Fuel

Fuel is available at::

Benson Creek Marina  

Frankfort Boat Club Dock

101 Riverboat Landing, Frankfort, KY 40601

(502) 330-2411

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.