Kentucky Tourism

Group Paddle & Kayak Trips

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.

Start planning a canoe or kayak trip today!

Carter Caves State Resort Park
SUP Yoga At The Caves
DATES & TIMES: Aug 24, 2019 / 10:30 am - 1:00 pm AND Aug 31, 2019 / 10:30 am - 1:00 pm    
Come practice some yoga basics on Smoky Lake using our Stand Up Paddle (SUP) boards.  Previous experience with yoga or SUP is not required.  All necessary equipment is provided in the program fee.  Participants should wear clothing that is comfortable and suitable for getting wet.  Sign up and pay at Front Desk of the Lodge. Cost $15 Per person. For Ages 13+ years old.   Call 606-286-4411 to make reservations.  Meets at the Welcome Center. 
Approx. Time: about 2 hours. Requirements:  flexible shoes (water shoes recommended), transportation to Smoky Lake.

CONTACT: Paul Tierney 
344 Caveland Drive, 
Olive Hill, KY 41164 
Phone: 606-286-4411 
Email: [email protected]

Natural Bridge State Resort Park
The FIG Adventure Race
DATES & TIMES: Nov 02, 2019  /  7:00 am - 7:00 pm 
LENGTH: 12 Hours
(Bring your own canoe or kayak or we have boats available to rent. Just choose an option when you register)       
WHO: Solos & teams of 2, 3, or 4
REGISTRATION: $140 per person. INCLUDES: LS tech shirt, post-race meal, and most importantly a great race.
THE COURSE: Top secret until Race Day, but it’ll be 12 fun hours in The Gorge.
Lodging: A block of rooms at Natural Bridge State Resort Park is reserved for racers (families & friends). Make your reservations early! The park also has other lodging options. For reservations, or more information, call The Lodge directly at (606)663-2214 and mention The Unbridled Adventure Race.

CONTACT: 'Dallas' 
Phone: 859-468-3316 
Email: [email protected]

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park
***SOLD OUT*** Moonlight Canoe and Kayak Trips 
DATES & TIMES: Aug 17, 2019  /  8 PM - 10 PM
We will use the almost full moon to guide us over the water to see what creatures are using the lake. Trips will last about 2 hours on the water. Bring water, bug spray, and flashlight. Fee: $25 per boat or only $10 if you bring your own. Participants must be 10+ years. Must register at least 1 week before the canoe trip by emailing [email protected]. In the email, please include name, number of people in party, date of event (there are 3 trips a year) if you need a canoe or kayak, or if you are bringing your own. Groups may schedule their own personal trip on other dates close to the full moon.

CONTACT: Haley Joseph 
20781 Pennyrile Lodge Road, 
Dawson Springs, KY 42408 
Phone: 2707973421 
Email: [email protected]