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Boating

Boating is one of the most popular activities at Kentucky State Parks since so many of them sit along major lakes. Many parks have boat ramps and some lake-front State Resort Parks have full-service marinas that rent canoes, kayaks, fishing boats and pontoon boats and sell bait, fishing gear, ski equipment and groceries. The marinas also provide rental slips for boats. Many of these parks also offer a public campground or other form of lodging for guests who want to stay a night or two.

 

Browse the park list below to find state parks that fulfill your desire for marine recreation and plan an unforgettable vacation on the water. Always be sure to follow Kentucky boating laws during your visit.

Boating Opportunities

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ALERT: Many state parks and campgrounds will be re-opening in June. For details, please visit our COVID-19 page at click here.ALERT: Portions of Barren River Lake State Park are…
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes
The lodge offers 32 rooms with full amenities, including two suites, one of which can be used as a hospitality center for meetings and family reunions. Open year-round. Rooms are…
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Breaks Interstate Park's accommodations range from woodland cottages to campsites, from lakefront log cabins to lodge rooms with breath-taking views. Here, learning once again…
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians
Surrounded by rolling, tree-covered hills, the lodge overlooks the beautiful 1,200-acre lake. The lodge has 36 rooms offering full amenities as well as two 2-bedroom cottages and…
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country
Carr Creek Lake was once home to some of the area's earliest pioneer settlements as early as the 1770s.Carr Fork, a tributary of the North Fork of the Kentucky River, is located…
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country
The Mary Ray Oaken Lodge, built of limestone and massive timbers, sits high atop a bluff overlooking the 28,000-acre lake and surrounding woodlands. The 60 guest rooms feature…
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
When Daniel Boone and his men reached the Kentucky River on April 1, 1775, they quickly moved to establish Kentucky’s second settlement – the site still known as Fort…
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
General Burnside Island State Park features an 18-hole golf course and a 102-site campground on an island. The park was named for the sideburn-whiskered Civil War general Ambrose…
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
Sheer sandstone canyons and gentle slopes are a featured quality of the 1,512 acres of Grayson Lake State Park. The park's site was a favorite camping area for former occupants:…
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians
The Army Corps of Engineers started construction of a dam in 1964 and Green River Lake State Park opened in 1969. With 1,331 acres of land along with the 8,200-acre lake. The park…
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines