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Calvert City, KY – (July 18, 2022) – The KY Dam Paddle up is a family-friendly paddle event in partnership with the City of Calvert City, Kentucky Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Tennessee RiverLine! Registration begins August 1 and there are 40 spots available. 

Save the date on October 8 for a paddle on the Tennessee River! Bring a kayak, canoe, or any other worthy paddle craft for a trip from KY Dam Boat Ramp to Haddox Ferry.

Beginning at 7:00 AM, drop your kayaks off at KY Dam Boat Ramp just below Kentucky Dam and take your vehicle to Haddox Ferry. A shuttle service provided by Pathway Baptist Church will shuttle you from Haddox Ferry back to your kayak at KY Dam Boat Ramp for a leisurely group paddle five miles downriver to Haddox Ferry. Expect to be on the water for two hours. Lunch will be provided to all pre-registered paddlers and pre-registration includes a free t-shirt.

For those who do not own a kayak but want to participate, 12 kayaks are available to reserve. The deadline to register is September 23. Bring your own, or use one of the rentals for this fun-filled event on the river. 

Marshall County Rescue Squad will be on-site floating alongside the group. All paddlers are required to wear a life jacket and know how to swim. A brief safety course will be held prior to the launch of the group. 

Event Schedule:

Registration: 7:00AM – 7:30AM

Safety and Overview: 8:00 AM

Shuttle Service: 7:00 AM – 7:45 AM

Paddle Day Take-off: 8:15 AM

Door Prize Drawing: Upon groups arrival, must be present to win

Lunch: 10:30 AM -12:00 PM

Click HERE to reserve your spot beginning August 1! Weather will be closely monitored and if the water is unsafe to paddle the event will be canceled. Questions regarding the KY Lake Paddle Up should call Calvert City Hall at (270) 395-7138 or by emailing