Now that summer 2023 has officially kicked off, you're probably yearning for some time on the water. There are many activities to partake in to enjoy some of Kentucky's beautiful waterways. Here are some top picks for locations that offer tubing and canoeing around the Bluegrass.

Awesome Lazy River- Shepherdsville, KY. 

Enjoy a float down the Salt River in Shepherdsville. Awesome Lazy River is a must-see destination for fans of the water. This lazy river is on an actual, natural river and tubing is open to visitors on Saturdays and Sundays starting May 27th until September 3rd depending on the weather and river conditions. Awesome Lazy River offers many types of floating tubes, including one for your drink cooler. Visit their Facebook Page and website for pricing and float hours!


Sheltowee Trace Adventure Resort- Corbin, KY.

This resort, based out of Corbin is adventure based and ready to pack a punch in terms of excitement and fun in your summertime schedule. Sheltowee offers land and water thrills, from tubing, white water rafting, canoeing, and kayaking for aquatic fun. And geocaching, zip lines, arches and waterfall tours, and bike rentals. There is something for every level of thrill seeker here. For more information on everything they offer including rental prices for their tubes and to get the 411 on their lodging take a peek at their website and social media pages. 

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Red River Adventure- Red River Gorge, KY. 

With multiple water tours to choose from, visitors can kayak on some of the state's most scenic waters, with shuttle services available, guests will never have to worry about transportation to and from the water's edge. Choose from single and tandem kayaks to rent. Red River Adventure also offers forms of camping from primitive sites to glamping in comfort in your choice of cabin or covered wagon. Visit their website for more info. 

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Bob & Yo's WaterSports Rentals- Barren River Lake, Scottsville, KY.

If you find yourself in southern Kentucky, Barren River Lake offers up a great space for some fun in the sun on the water. Find all your rental needs in one place at Bob and Yo's WaterSports Rentals located in Scottsville, Kentucky. They have you covered from kayaks, single and tandem, paddle boards, pedal boats, water skis, wakeboards, pull-behind inflatable tubes, and even a 29-foot pontoon aptly named "The Spicy Cayenne". Bob & Yo's has everything you need to enjoy a day on the water, find other rental items such as life vests, waterproof phone pouches, fishing poles, and tackle. Bob & Yo's even has an amazingly adorable cabin for nightly rentals as well. This amenity is spectacular and family-friendly. A new addition to Bob & Yo's is their river floats and shuttle services, they sure are hard at work to make all their customers have a safe and fantastic summer day at the lake. Visit their website for more info. 

Fulfill Your 'Yellowstone' Fantasies at The Double J Riding Stables & Horseman's Campground in Western KY

The Double J Riding Stables & Horseman's Campground is situated off the Northeastern corner of Mammoth Cave National Park in Western Kentucky. What drew me to the campground is that they offer horse-friendly campsites for those who have their own horses and also guided horseback trail rides for those who don't!

Our family LOVES horses but we currently don't have a horse for everyone in the family so this would be a perfect solution to get everyone the chance to play cowboy and live out all their Yellowstone fantasies!

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