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Pick up the paddles and get ready to hit the waterways! Plenty of Kentucky State Parks have kayaking and paddling activities and events scheduled this year.

Continue to scroll down for more helpful information about paddling events and opportunities and start planning a canoe or kayak trip today!

Kayak Fishing Boondoggle Kentucky: Green River Lake State Park

Come meet and fish with some new friends and old in the kayak fishing world on March 24 -26, 2017. Enjoy fishing the wonderful Green River Lake which has abundance of small mouth bass, large mouth, crappie and of course muskie. Many vendors and some local fishing guides will be there showing their great kayak and fishing products and answering any questions you may have. There will be a lot of raffle giveaways so come on out and lets all make some great fishing memories at the Green River State Park. 

The campground at the State Park does not officially open to the public until the following weekend. We do have the entire Campground booked for this event! So there are plenty of sites to be had, but we recommend getting your reservations in early. Please make your reservations by calling: (270) 465-8255. 

When making your reservation, make sure and let the staff know that you are with the Boondoggle.

***A $10.00 fee per person will be charged for the event upon arrival, this is a separate fee for the event and you will still need to book a campsite at regular price. *** 

Bluegrass River Run: Fort Boonesborough State Park

The Explore Kentucky Initiative has created the Bluegrass River Run, presented by 'BeintheWater.'  This is the kick-off race to the '2017 Kentucky Waterman Series.' The Bluegrass River Run is a great early season race, so sign up today. Paddlers will launch from Fort Boonesborough State Park on April 29, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. For more information CLICK HERE.

The Dam Triathlon: Rough River Dam State Resort Park

Rough River Dam State Resort Park teams up with the US Army Corps of Engineers and major event sponsor, The Friends of Rough River, to hold the annual "The Dam Triathlon" on August 12, 2017.  Starting at Rough River Beach, contestants paddle 7.2 miles, then bike 9.6 miles, and finish with 2.2 mile run/walk.  Individual times kept and trophies awarded.  For more information including entry fees CLICK HERE or call the park at 270-257-2311.