List of rivers of Kentucky facts for kids

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List of rivers in Kentucky (U.S. state).

By drainage basin

This list is arranged by drainage basin, with respective tributaries indented under each larger stream's name. All rivers in Kentucky flow to the Mississippi River, nearly all by virtue of flowing to its major tributary, the Ohio River. Also listed are some important tributaries to the few Kentucky rivers that originate in, or flow through, other states.

  • Mississippi River
    • Obion Creek
    • Mayfield Creek
    • Ohio River
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      Ohio River Drainage Basin
      • Goose Creek
      • Massac Creek
      • Tennessee River
        • Clarks River
        • Blood River
      • Cumberland River
        Cumberland River Watershed
        Cumberland River Drainage Basin
        • Little River
        • Red River
        • Obey River (Tennessee)
          • Wolf River
        • Big South Fork of the Cumberland River
        • Rockcastle River
        • Laurel River
        • Clear Fork
      • Tradewater River
      • Green River
      • Salt River
        • Rolling Fork
          • Beech Fork
            • Chaplin River
        • Floyds Fork
      • Beargrass Creek
      • Little Kentucky River
      • Kentucky River
        KentuckyRiver watershed
        Kentucky River Drainage Basin
      • Taylors Creek
      • Licking River
        LickingRiver watershed
        Licking River Drainage Basin
        • Banklick Creek
        • South Fork Licking River
          • Townsend Creek
        • North Fork Licking River
      • Kinniconick Creek
      • Tygarts Creek
      • Little Sandy River
      • Big Sandy River
        • Blaine Creek
        • Levisa Fork
          • Paint Creek
          • Russell Fork
        • Tug Fork
          • Blackberry Creek

Alphabetically

  • Banklick Creek
  • Barren River
  • Beargrass Creek
  • Beaver Creek (Kentucky)
  • Beech Fork (Beech Fork of the Salt River)
  • Big Sandy River
  • Blackberry Creek
  • Blood River
  • Cassidy Creek
  • Cedar Creek
  • Chaplin River
  • Clarks River
  • Clear Creek (Kentucky)
  • Clear Fork
  • Cruises Creek
  • Cumberland River
  • Defeated Creek (Knott County, Kentucky)
  • Defeated Creek (Letcher County, Kentucky)
  • Dix River
  • Dreaming Creek
  • Dry Creek (Kentucky)
  • Drennon Creek
  • Eddy Creek
  • Elkhorn Creek
  • Floyds Fork (Floyds Fork of the Salt River)
  • Gasper River
  • Green River
  • Hickman Creek
  • Kentucky River
  • Laurel River
  • Lawrence Creek (Kentucky)
  • Levisa Fork (Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River)
  • Licking River
  • Little Barren River
  • Little Kentucky River
  • Little River
  • Little Sandy River
  • Lynn Camp Creek
  • Massac Creek
  • Middle Fork Kentucky River
  • Mississippi River
  • Mistaken Creek
  • Mud River
  • Nolin River
  • North Fork Kentucky River
  • Ohio River
  • Paint Creek
  • Pond River
  • Red Bird River
  • Red River (eastern Kentucky)
  • Red River (western Kentucky)
  • Rockcastle River
  • Rolling Fork (Rolling Fork of the Salt River)
  • Rough River
  • Russell Fork (Russell Fork of the Big Sandy River)
  • Salt Lick Creek (Kentucky)
  • Salt River
  • Sap Branch
  • Silver Creek
  • Sinking Creek (Breckinridge County, Kentucky)
  • Sinking Creek (Jessamine County, Kentucky)
  • South Fork Kentucky River
  • Squabble Creek
  • Tearcoat Creek
  • Tennessee River
  • Tradewater River
  • Tug Fork (Tug Fork of the Big Sandy River)
  • Tygarts Creek
  • Wolf River
  • USGS Hydrologic Unit Map - State of Kentucky (1974)

List of rivers of Kentucky Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.