There are lots of things that happen on the Kentucky River and its always a good idea to know what is going on. The NOAA provides a large amount of information regarding the water levels of the Kentucky River for when the river is going to get high or even low. There are other websites that can guide and assist you on your boating needs, sites like the Kentucky River Authority and See more information below. For Kentucky River conditions click here has a great amount of useful information, stories, pictures, and boating tips. Boatlocal serves areas like Pittsburg, Cincinnati, and Louisville. Click on their logo below to see more.
Kentucky River Authority

Another good source of information is the Kentucky River Authority. You can click on thier logo and it will take you right to their page. There you can get information about boating, the rules about boating, navigational charts, of which you can click on the KRA Navigational Chart Link and it will take you right to their site to download.  They also provide information about the operating time of the locks. So if you are planning a trip down or up the Kentucky River, then be sure to visit thier webpage.

2017 Kentucky River Lock Schedule

Kentucky River Lock 1 (Carrollton), Lock 2 (Lockport), Lock 3 (Monterey) and Lock 4 (Frankfort) will be operated from May 26th until October 29th, according to the following schedule:

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
10:00 AM to 7:30 PM

Additional Holiday Lockage Hours:

Monday, May 29     
10:00 AM to 7:30 PM

Monday, July 3
10:00 AM to 7:30 PM

Tuesday, July 4
10:00 AM to 7:30 PM

Monday, Sept. 4     
10:00 AM to 7:30 PM

Beginning September 8th locking hours Friday- Sunday will move back one hour and will be from 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM

Kentucky River Locks 5 through 14 are closed until further notice

Phone Numbers

Lock 1 502.229.2845

Lock 2 502.845.9919

Lock 3 502.330.6703

Lock 4 502.223.8338 or 502.229.6693



627 Wilkinson Boulevard

Frankfort, KY 40601