Kentucky River below the Forks Beattyville to Carrollton Boat Dock

Beattyville, Kentucky 41311

Kentucky River below the Forks Beattyville to Carrollton Boat Dock

Kentucky River below the Forks: Beattyville to Carrollton Boat Dock Professional Review and Guide

"The Kentucky River from Beattyville to Frankfort would be a good canoeing stream were it not for the abundance of powerboats, both pleasure and commercial. The Kentucky River is scenic, running first through forested hills and well-kept farmland, later curving beneath 400-foot exposed rock palisades, and finally emerging into a broad, fertile plain bordered by tall, wooded ridges. Access is plentiful and usually good. Dangers to navigation include ten dams (exclusive of No. 4 below Frankfort), floating debris, and of course, the ever-present armada of powercraft.

A Class I river, the Kentucky is runnable all year. Its banks are mud and usually steep. Numerous trip possibilities exist along this stretch. Highlights includes historic Camp Nelson downstream of Lock 8, High Bridge, and the mouth of the Dix River below Dix Dam (Herrington Lake) just upstream of Lock 7, and the City of Frankfort (the capital of Kentucky) above Lock 4."

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Trail Information

Beattyville
Nearby City
291.6
Distance
Easy
Skill Level
Class I
Class
Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary
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Jul 2018