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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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Top Five Things to Do Barren River Lake State Resort lodge rooms are closed for construction projects. The cottages, campground, marina, golf course and trails remain open. The…
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes
Top Five Things to Do1. Rent a lakefront cabin.2. Mountain bike the 12 mile stack loop trail.3. Birders bring binoculars for the Virginia Wildlife Trail. 4. Rent a pedal boat,…
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians
Top Five Things to Do1. Play 18 holes of golf on our Nationally Ranked Golf Course.2. Hike to Eagle Point Overlook.3. Dine in the Island View Restaurant and bar.4. Launch from the…
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
ALERT: The beach is currently closed at Green River Lake State Park due to flooding from the heavy rain received September 12 & 14, 2020.Top Five Things To Do1. Hike, bike or…
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
Lodging & CampingThe 36-room fieldstone lodge at this resort is named in honor of Jesse Hilton Stuart (1906-1984), Poet Laureate and native of Greenup County. Peruse Stuart’s works…
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians
Top Five Things to DoExperience the secluded beauty of the 49-room May Lodge, which overlooks Dewey Lake, surrounded by towering pines and peaceful mountains. Rooms are available…
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians
Lodging & CampingLooking for state park lodging near Land Between the Lakes? If you want to spend a night or a weekend at Lake Barkley, cabins and campgrounds aren’t your only…
Western Waterlands
Western Waterlands
Top Five Things to DoCamp or swim lakeside on the sandy beach.Hike the Waterfall Loop on Brier Creek Trail.Mountain Bike the regulation trail.Visit the nature center wildlife…
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes
Taylorsville Lake State Park, located west of Lexington and southeast of Louisville, Kentucky, encompasses some of the most beautiful horse riding country. Camping options include…
Bourbon, Horses & History
Bourbon, Horses & History