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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!

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".  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 go to
Date: August 11, 2018

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park
Enjoy a scenic float lead by a Kentucky State Park Naturalist! Call 606-889-1790 for more details on cost and what to expect. These trips fill up quickly and you don't want to miss out.  
Dates: June 30, July 21, 2018

Kayak Demo Days at Kentucky Dam Village
Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park
Are you looking for a fun day on the beach doing something new? Whether you’re a beginner or experienced kayaker, we have something for you! Calvert City's Kentucky Lake Outdoors will have their top-of-the-line kayaks for you to try out ... FREE of charge! Join us at the "Old Beach" to try your hand at paddling some kayaks! The "Old Beach" is located next to the Conference Center. 
Meet at 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on the following days: 
Saturday, July 14;
Saturday, August 18;
Sunday, September 2.